Bengaluru: The collection drive for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya has begun. 

Incidentally, as reports have stated, President Ram Nath Kovind has donated a sum of Rs 5 lakh towards the construction. 

Reports add that a delegation called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It included Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) international working president Alok Kumar, treasurer of the Ram Janmabhoomi teerth Kshetra trust Govind Dev Giri and former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra the head of the temple construction committee.


It is to be noted that the fundraising campaign began on January 14 and goes on till February 27. 

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.