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‘Don’t donate silver bricks, bank lockers have no space’: Ram Mandir Trust
The Trust has already received more than 400 kg of silver bricks.
The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra, which is raising fund for the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, has appealed to people not to donate silver bricks as its bank lockers have no space to store them.
According to ThePrint, the Trust has already received more than 400 kg of silver bricks.
“People from all across the country are sending silver bricks for use in the construction of the temple. We now have way too many silver bricks that we have to think hard about how to keep them in safe storage,” Dr Anil Mishra, a Trust member, told the news portal.
He said if there is any need of silver bricks for the construction of the temple, they will issue an appeal for it.
The Trust has so far received Rs 1,600 crore as cash donations.
The fund collection drive for the temple started from January 14 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and will go on till February 27.
Swami Govind Dev Giri Maharaj, treasurer of Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Nyas, had earlier said that the temple would be built in around three years.
“The main temple will be built in three to three and a half years and will cost Rs 300-400 crore. The expenditure on the development of the entire 70 acre land there will exceed Rs 1100 crore,” he had said.
Last November, the Supreme Court had settled the Ayodhya land dispute, allowing the construction of the temple at Ram Janmabhoomi by a trust.
The apex court had also ordered the allocation of a five-acre plot of land elsewhere in Ayodhya for the construction of a mosque, in place of the Babri Masjid which was demolished by kar sevaks' in 1992.