President Ram Nath Kovind Friday donated Rs 5,00,100 for Ayodhya's Ram temple construction, a day after a nationwide fund collection drive for Ram Mandir construction was launched. President Kovind made the first contribution towards the construction of Ram Mandir in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya. Vishwa Hindu Parishad member Alok Kumar said, "He is the first citizen of the country so we went to him to initiate this drive."
On Thursday, mass contact and contribution campaign was launched by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra to raise funds for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
The door-to-door campaign will start on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and will end on Magh Purnima on February 27. The Trust had earlier tweeted that the temple shall be built with the voluntary contribution of crores of Ram bhakts. Under this nationwide campaign, voluntary donations from Ram bhakts will be accepted. Coupons of Rs 10, Rs 100, and Rs 1,000 denominations have been printed for raising funds and will be used for collecting funds.
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the Ram temple on August 5 by laying a symbolic silver brick at the site in Ayodhya.