Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s former principal secretary Nripendra Misra has been appointed as the head for temple construction committee of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust. The decision was taken on Wednesday evening after the meet of Ram Mandir Trust, which is overlooking the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
Nritya Gopal Das, the head of Ayodhya’s Mani Ram Das Ki Chavani, and the chief of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and Vishwa Hindu Parishad vice president Champat Rai were unanimously elected chairperson and general secretary of the Sri Ram Janma Bhumi Tirtha Kshetra at the first meeting of the trust.
The meeting was held at the Delhi residence of K Parasaran, the head of the Trust.
On February 5, PM Narendra Modi had announced the formation of the trust in Parliament as directed by the Supreme Court.
After The Centre has also decided to transfer the 67.703 acre of land to the trust.
The date of construction of the temple will be taken up at the next meeting of the trust, to be held within 15 days in Ayodhya. According to people aware of the details,Hindu religious figures and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which led the Ram Temple movement, have proposed beginning construction of the temple on March 25, which marks the start of the Navratris festival.
People aware of the details also said, requesting anonymity, that the temple’s construction is expected to take four years to complete. “No date has been decided yet, all such decisions will be taken at the next meeting,” said a person privy to the meeting.