Ram Janmabhoomi Trust Treasurer, Govinddeo Girji Maharaj, on Monday, at Nagpur, said that for building Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, total of Rs 1,100 crore would be required.
Rs 300-400 crore would be spent on the temple itself, Larson and Turbo would be constructing it on a 67-acre land.
Girji Maharaj stated the same while he was addressing a press conference at Nagpur, as a part of the Samarpan Nidhi Campaign, which aimed to collect funds for building Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
Talking about the campaign he said, We will go on a nation-wide fund collection drive and give coupons of Rs 10 to each Ram Bhakts. From January 15- February 28, we aim to contact 11 crore people for the same.
He further said that the Nidhi Campaign would reach out to people in other countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
We have already collected Rs 10 crore in our online drives. Some donors approached us and said they were ready to fund the entire project; we want all Ram Bhakts to participate in this, said Girji Maharaj.
When asked about the support from the government, he said that they won’t approach any government for funds but if they offer to help, the Ram Janmbhoomi Trust would accept it.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘Even Modiji can’t finish my political career:’ Pankaja Munde
BJP National Secretary Pankaja Munde said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to end her political career if she lived in people’s hearts and minds. Munde said the same on Tuesday while addressing a public rally — part of PM Modi’s birthday celebrations for a fortnight across Maharashtra — at Ambajogai in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Munde said, “If I live in people’s mind and heart, even Modiji cannot end my political career… Dynasty politics has been prevailing in the Congress party. Modiji, however, wants to end the dynasty rule… I hail from a political family, but if I live in your mind and heart, nobody will be able to finish (end the career) me. If I live in people’s minds and hearts, even Modiji cannot finish my political career.”