BJP party workers in Maharashtra are going door to door on behalf of the Ram Mandir Trust to collect donations from each household for the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Meanwhile, the Ram Mandir construction cost is estimated to Rs. 50 crores and the treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Swami Govind Dev Giri had lauded the voluntary contribution for temple’s construction made by people from all walks of the society. In Haridwar at Bharat Mata Temple, Swami Govind Dev Giri said that till date, about Rs. 230 crores have been collected under the voluntary contribution-donation drive carried out across the country for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya.
Social worker and teacher of Vedic chanting, Acharya Sheshadri said, “When construction is free, it’s designing to architect work is free, already ten times more than required funds are with trust, then why the door to door collection?” donors need to retrospect and give a thought about it”.
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan Sources said international vice president of the VHP and general secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Shree Ram Teerth Kshetra Trust, Champat Rai, was in touch with Larsen and Toubro (L&T) officials. With preparations underway for the long-awaited Ram temple in Ayodhya, construction giant Larsen and Toubro has offered to carry out the design and construction of the temple. Moreover, the company has offered to undertake the execution of the project without charging any fee.
“It would not sign any contract for this work,” said a senior VHP leader on the condition of anonymity. The sources also claimed that the international vice president of the VHP and general secretary of the Board of Trustees of the newly set-up Shree Ram Teerth Kshetra Trust, Champat Rai, had been in touch with L&T officials.
“A final decision over roping in an agency to carry out technical and construction work of the Ram temple will be taken at the board of trustees meeting,” said Champat Rai.
The Ram temple will be built on a 67-acre land in Ayodhya. The 270-feet-long temple will be constructed in Nagara style, the prominent architecture genre followed by Vaishnavites of North India. The two-storey temple’s design has been conceived in such a manner that it will be constructed using stone slabs. No cement or iron will be used.