Mahant Nritya Gopal Das named president of Ram Mandir Trust (Photo Credit: News State)
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has been elected as the president and Champat Rai general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust at its first meeting held at the residence of senior lawyer K Parasaran. Also, Nripendra Misra, former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been appointed as chairman of the committee for taking decisions on the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Swami Govind Dev Giri of Pune was appointed as treasurer of the trust at the meeting.
The meeting was aimed at working out modalities to speed up the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. It was also decided to open an account in Ayodhya's State Bank of India branch for donations for the Ram temple construction, Chanmpat Rai told reporters after the meeting.
Delhi: The first meeting of the Ram Mandir Trust concludes; Nitya Gopal Das named President, Champat Rai named General Secretary and Govind Dev Giri named Treasurer of the Trust pic.twitter.com/9RrgJakeSm— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2020
Among those present at the meeting were the central government representative, additional secretary in Home ministry Gyanesh Kumar, UP government's representative Avinash Awasthy and Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha. The Trust was constituted by the Narendra Modi government.
Earlier on February 5, PM Modi had announced setting up of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust for the construction of a temple in Ayodhya. The trust has seven members, five nominated members and three trustees. The trust was formed in adherence to the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute in November last year.
Senior lawyer Parasaran was named as the head of the Trust and its other members include Jagatguru Shankracharya, Jyothishpeethadheeshwar Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj from Allahabad, Jagatguru Madhavacharya Swami Vishwa Prasannatheerth Ji Maharaj, Pejawar Math in Udupi, Yugpurush Paramanand Ji Maharaj from Haridwar, Swami Govinddev Giri Ji Maharaj from Pune and Vimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra from Ayodhya.
With PTI Inputs