The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has launched one of the biggest fundraising campaigns on January 15 for the construction of the Ayodhya Ram temple and will go on till February 27. It has received a donation around ₹100 crores so far, said General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Champat Rai on Sunday.
While speaking to ANI, Rai said, “The data has not reached to the headquarters till now but we have got a report from our karyakartas, that they have received a donation for around ₹100 crores for this noble cause.”
Meanwhile, MP Congress has started collecting donations for the Ram temple in Bhopal. MP Congress has launched an awareness campaign to tell citizens that all donations for Ram Mandir should be deposited in the account numbers of the Ram Mandir Trust and not to anyone else.
The campaign was led by former minister P C Sharma, who is also the MLA from Bhopal South-West assembly constituency. Congress workers came out on the road and distributed pamphlets among people, urging them to donate money for the construction of Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.
The pamphlet had a 1989 photograph of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi laying the foundation stone of the temple in Ayodhya.
“We have given bank account numbers of the Ram Mandir Trust. The construction has started after the verdict of the Supreme Court. We are appealing to the people to donate funds to the trust’s bank accounts only,” Sharma said.
“We will distribute the pamphlets not just in Bhopal but across Madhya Pradesh, appealing to people that donations be deposited in the accounts of Ram Mandir Trust only,” he added.
The Significance of Ram Mandir for Hindus
There would hardly be anyone in the country or perhaps in the world, who doesn’t know lord Rama was born in Ayodhya. Ayodhya is as holy to Hindus as Mecca to Muslims and Vatican City to Catholic Christians or for that matter The Western Wall in Jerusalem to the Jews is equivalent to the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. It has been a place of sanctity for Hindus for thousands of years. Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile and India began to celebrate the day of his arrival as Diwali.