The first meeting of ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra‘, the trust formed by the Government will take place on February 19 and the agenda is to set the date for start of construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and further appointment of members in the trust. It is widely believed that Ram Mandir construction will start on April 2, the Ram Navami day.
Kameshwar Chaupal, who is one of the members of the trust, said the meeting will take place in the national capital Delhi. Chaupal is a Dalit and laid the foundation for the temple during ‘shilanyas’ in 1989. Member of ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra’ Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati in Allahabad said they will also discuss the inclusion of Ram Mandir Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das in the trust.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 5 had announced in Lok Sabha the formation of the trust to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya as directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark Ayodhya verdict in November last year.
Senior lawyer K Parasaran has been named the head of the trust and its other members include Jagatguru Shankaracharya, Jyothishpeethadheeshwar Swami VasudevanandSaraswati Ji Maharaj from Allahabad, Jagatguru Madhavacharya Swami Vishwa Prasannatheerth Ji Maharaj, Pejawar Math in Udupi, YugpurushParamanand Ji Maharaj from Haridwar, Swami GovinddevGiri Ji Maharaj from Pune and Vimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra from Ayodhya. Two prominent people who shall be practising Hindus will be nominated by the board of trustees with a majority resolution. Senior officials of the Centre and State Government and local administration are also the members of the trust in their official capacity.
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