Within a month from the beginning of fund collection drive to build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, the account of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the body which oversees its construction and management has received Rs 1,511 crore in donations, reports Hindustan Times.
On Friday (12 February) Swami Govind Dev Giri, treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra trust, said that Rs 1,511 Crore has been collected as per the data available on Thursday (11 February).
“Rs 1,511-crore has been collected for Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya, as per data available on Thursday evening,” Swami Govind Dev Giri told the news agency ANI.
He further said that the trust aims to reach out to 4 lakh villages and 11 crore families across the nation.
“For the construction of the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the whole nation is donating funds. I am here in Surat as part of the drive. People are contributing to the trust. After 492 years, people have got such an opportunity again to do something for the Dharma,” he added.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, the body responsible for building Ram Temple at Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya, is conducting a fundraising campaign from 14 January to 27 February.
The donation drive began with the President Ramnath Kovind contributing Rs 5,00,100 for the construction of the grand Ram temple.
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