Bengaluru: Lord Ram is a venerable figure to the entire nation. The values and virtues he exhibited are praiseworthy and emulative. They have impressed and influenced scores of people for generations together. 

The list is literally endless. While we have heard many contribute whatever they can, the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya has contributed his salary of 30 months towards the construction of the temple. 

Apart from his contribution, he also gave a cheque for Rs 1.01 crore for the same, which happens to be the contribution of PWD employees. 
“I am happy that Ram Mandir is finally being constructed. The cooperation of the entire nation is being sought for the construction of Ram temple as five generations have sacrificed their lives in the temple movement. In such a situation, this cooperation is being taken from everyone,” he said. 

The fund collection drive for the construction of a grand temple at Ayodhya is going on in full swing. 

Volunteers of the construction trust have been going around the country, appealing people to donate their might. 

We have seen how celebrities, business tycoons donate crores of rupees for the grand construction. One diamond in Gujarat donated Rs 11 crore, while a few businessmen in Hyderabad donated the same amount. 

In all, it is a global movement. 

Having said that, one must not jump to the conclusion that those who donate humongous sums are better and superior to those who donate smaller and modicum amounts. The sum and substance is to donate according to one’s abilities and not to put themselves in trouble as they contribute way beyond their capacities.

A video that is doing the rounds on social media is of an 80-year-old woman is insisting that she gives Rs 20. 

But volunteers insist that she donate Rs 10 as the voucher is proportionate to it.