President, Yogi Adityanath contribute Rs 2 lakh for Ram Temple

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has contributed Rs 2 lakh for the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya as the nationwide drive to collect donations kicked off on Friday.

A cheque of Rs 2 lakh payable for “Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra” signed by the chief minister was shared by the Uttar Pradesh information department.

It may be noted that the biggest contribution of over Rs one crore for the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya came from Surendra Bahadur Singh, former MLA of Tezgaon in Baiswara district of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

As the nationwide drive to collect donations kicked off on Friday, Surendra Bahadur Singh, former MLA of Tezgaon in Baiswara district o f Rae Bareli, donated a cheque of Rs 1,11,11,111 to Champat Rai, VHP’s vice president and general secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

President Ram Nath Kovind contributed over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s family have already contributed over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of the temple.

Earlier in the day, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat performed a puja at the Valmiki temple in the national capital.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), part of the RSS-led ideological family, was at the forefront of the Ram Mandir construction movement.

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust has mandated the VHP to collect funds for the temple’s construction.