The Vishva Hindu Parishad(VHP) has decided to use crowd-funding method to encourage Ram devotees to come forward and help in the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodha after the Supreme Court passed its verdict in favour of building a Ram temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi site.
In its bid to initiate mass mobilisation for the Ayodhya temple, VHP plans to reach out to Ram devotees across the world to seek financial contributions towards the construction of Ram temple.
As per a report in Times Of India, Vinod Bansal, the national spokesperson for VHP said, “The Ayodhya temple movement struck a chord with millions of people. Scores of people affiliated themselves with the movement and sentiments of many of Hindus were stirred by it. Now they will have to do their bit, including ‘kar seva’. A formal plan will be released soon.”
In addition to this, the VHP has also opened that the trust that has to be instituted within three months to facilitate the construction of temple should bear in mind providing ways for Ram devotees to participate in temple construction and assist them in joining the movement.
Signalling that another round ‘Kar Seva’ might in the offing, a VHP functionary stated that they have plans to invite devotees from all 718 districts of the country and will be provided with accommodation to stay for at least a week and help in construction work. ‘Kar Seva’ was a central part of the movement led by the VHP in 1990.
Confirming the crowd-sourcing plan, VHP working president Alok Kumar said, “There is not a shred of doubt that funds will be sought directly from Hindu devotees of Lord Ram spread across the globe. The process to pool contributions will commence soon for which groups will be made to ensure that it is done smoothly.”
The plan to go crowd-funding comes following the Supreme Court’s much-awaited verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi title suit. The apex court on Saturday announced that the Ram Janmabhoomi site will be handed over to the centre and tasked it with the responsibility of forming a trust with adequate representation from all the involved parties to start the construction of the temple within three months.