Bengaluru: Govindbhai Dholakia, a diamond merchant from Surat, Gujarat has made a phenomenal contribution of Rs 11 crore towards Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya. 

His company is called Ramakrishna Diamonds. He has been associated with RSS for a long time. 

He is not the only one to make such a huge contribution. As reported by India Today, one Mahesh Kabootarwala of Surat has donated Rs 5 crore, Loveji Badshah has made the contribution of Rs 1 crore for the construction of the Ram temple. There are several traders in Gujarat who have donated Rs 5 to 21 lakh. 
Last week, none other than President Ram Nath Kovind made a contribution of Rs 5 lakh for the same. 


The collection drive was started on January 14 and go on till the end of February. 

The campaign committee hopes to involve 55 crore family members of 12 crore Hindu families. 

The cost of the construction will be around Rs 1,100 crore, out of which, Rs 300 crore alone will go towards the construction of the temple.

A note on Ayodhya Ram Mandir:

It was last year that the Supreme Court decreed that the land under question should be given to Hindus. It also asked the Central government to form a trust to oversee the construction of the temple.
Based on the court’s order, a trust was formed. It was decided that the bhumi pujan would be held on August 5, 2019 the same day as the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A.

The Prime Minister flew in from Delhi, took part in the Bhumi pujan festivities. This also marked the end of 500-year-long land litigation. 

Prime Minister Modi, who performed the bhumi pujan, had these words to say:

“A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been staying makeshift tent till now. Today, Ram janmbhoomi breaks free of the cycle of breaking and getting built again - that had been going on for centuries.”

The construction is expected to be completed in the next 3-4 years.