President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday contributed Rs 500,100 for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. A delegation of VHP international president Alok Kumar, treasure of the Ram Janmabhoomi teerath Kshetra trust, Govind Dev Giri and former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra were part of the delegation that called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The meeting with Kovind was part of the VHP’s campaign to seek contribution from across class and communities for the Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, Hindustan Times reported.
Alok Kumar had earlier said that to ensure transparency, funds above Rs 20,000 will be collected through cheques.
According to reports, fund collection campaign will be carried out across 525,000 villages and the monies collected will have to be deposited within 48 hours in banks.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) launched a drive yesterday to collect funds for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. RSS general secretary Suresh "Bhaiyyaji" Joshi launched the drive in Jammu and Kashmir as part of a nationwide campaign, an RSS spokesperson said.
Joshi reached out to people and sought their participation in the construction of the Ram temple. The drive will continue till February 27.
भगवान श्रीराम मंदिर के निर्माण में एक ईंट हमारे परिवार की भी लगेगी। यह राम मंदिर नहीं राष्ट्र मंदिर है। श्री राम जी भारत की पहचान हैं। यह सौभाग्य है कि मंदिर का निर्माण जनसहयोग से प्रारंभ हो रहा है और उसमें गिलहरी की तरह हमें अपना योगदान देने का सौभाग्य मिला: मध्य प्रदेश के सीएम https://t.co/O6sxFAi5MG pic.twitter.com/WLdqJOmbtj— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) January 15, 2021
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he is happy that the construction of Ram Temple is going to begin. "In the construction of Ram temple, a brick will also be added resembling the country as a family. This is not just a Ram temple, but a nation's temple. Shri Ram ji is the identity of India. It is fortunate that the construction of the temple is starting with public cooperation and we had the good fortune to contribute in it," he said.