“This topic is close to my heart like millions of countrymen and I consider it my great fortune to talk about it. Let us all support construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya,” said Modi
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced in Lok Sabha the formation of a trust to construct a Ram Temple in Ayodhya as directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in November last year. Making a statement in the Lower House soon after a meeting of the Union Cabinet, Modi said, he wants to share information on a “very important and historical subject for the country.” “This topic is close to my heart like millions of countrymen and I consider it my great fortune to talk about it,” he said. He said, the Government has readied a “broad scheme” for the development of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, evoking slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ from treasury benches.
“An autonomous trust has been formed, it is called ‘Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teertha Kshetra,” he said. Since Parliament is in session, the Government decided to inform the House on the important decision taken by the Cabinet. The Prime Minister said that after the verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue came out, the people of India displayed remarkable faith in democratic processes and procedures. “I salute the 130 crore people of India,” he said in his over 10-minute long address.
“Let us all support construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya,” he said. The Supreme Court had directed the Government to form the trust within three months and the deadline was ending on February 9. “Our culture, our traditions give us the vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and Sarve Bhavantu Sukhin. It also gives inspiration to move forward with this feeling. “In India, people of all faiths, be it Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains, we are all members of a broad family. May every member of this family be happy, be healthy, prosper, develop the country with the same spirit,” he said. He said that the Government is following the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’.
All the members should express their support for the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, he said. It has also been decided to transfer 67.703 acre land acquired under the Ayodhya Act, including the inner and outer courtyards, to the trust, he said, adding the Uttar Pradesh Government has agreed to give five acres of land to the UP Sunni Wakf Board for a mosque as directed by the SC in the Ayodhya matter. Every Indian’s ‘dream’ of Ram temple to be fulfilled: Nadda after PM’s announcement of Trust: BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday said the “dream” of every Indian to have a Ram temple in Ayodhya is going to be realised after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the formation of a trust to build the temple. It is a historic day, Nadda said, adding that the harmony and brotherhood witnessed in society over the issue shows how strong India’s social fabric is.
“It is a historic day today. By announcing the formation of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, the Prime Minister has respected all Indians. The dream of a grand Ram temple that every Indian had for centuries is going to be fulfilled now,” he said. On Wednesday, Modi announced in Lok Sabha the formation of a trust to construct a Ram Temple in Ayodhya as directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in November last year.
Trust to have 15 trustees: Shah
NEW DELHI :
UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday announced that the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, set up by the Government for construction of a temple in Ayodhya, will have 15 trustees and one of them will be from the Dalit community. The Home Ministry also announced that the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra will have its office in Delhi’s Greater Kailash locality. A trust named “Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra” was registered with its registered office at R-20, Greater Kailash Part-1, New Delhi 110048, the notification said. The Home Minister’s statement comes a little over an hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Lok Sabha about the constitution of the trust. “There will be 15 trustees in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust out of which one trustee will always be from the Dalit society,” he tweeted. Shah congratulated Modi “for such an unprecedented decision” that strengthens social harmony. The Home Minister said the trust will be independent to take every decision related to the temple and 67 acres of land will be transferred to it. “I fully believe that the waiting of millions of people for centuries will be over soon and they will be able to pay obeisance to Lord Shri Ram in his grand temple at his birthplace,” he said.
UP Govt allots 5 acres land for mosque
THE Uttar Pradesh Government on Wednesday allotted five acres of land in Ayodhya district to the Sunni Central Waqf Board as directed by the Supreme Court. The land is in village Dhannipur in tehsil Sohawal in Ayodhya on the Lucknow highway, about 18 kilometres from the district headquarters, State spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.