Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the president of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas has been made president of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust Trust. Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Champat Rai will be Maha Mantri of the trust while Govind Dev will oversee construction of Ram Mandir as a Treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust.
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust met for the first time on Wednesday, February 19, 2019. The trust was formed as per Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya Dispute.
On November 9, 2019, Supreme Court allotted the disputed land in Ayodhya for the construction of Ram Mandir. The Court had also directed formation of a trust to oversee construction of Ram Mandir.
The meeting, held at the residence of senior lawyer K Parasaran, also elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's former principal secretary Nripendra Misra as the head of the temple construction committee of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust.
The meeting on Wednesday 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.
Swami Govind Dev Giri of Pune was appointed as treasurer of the trust at the meeting.
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.
(With PTI inputs)