Prayagraj: President Ram Nath Kovind donated Rs 5 lakh and one hundred towards Ram Temple at Ayodhya as the Trust begun its fund collection drive. The Ram Temple Trust was set up to oversee the construction of the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
The Co-President of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust met President Kovind today who was joined by VHP working president Alok Kumar and temple committee’s chief Nripendra Mishra and RSS leader Kulbhushan Ahuja.
During the launch of Samarpan Nidhi Sangraha Abhiyan, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said, "I hope every Hindu family in Bihar contributes towards the building of the beautiful temple. I'm sure that whatever fund is required for the temple, we will get it out of people's cooperation."
Asked if followers of other religions can contribute, too, Mr Modi said: "Why not? But the thing is if it is a mosque, it is expected that Muslims will be at the forefront. So, it is the Hindu community's responsibility that they come forward for Lord Ram's temple. We will certainly take cooperation from the followers of other religions too."