Ayodhya, Feb 5 (IANS) The announcement of the temple trust by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a wave of cheers in Ayodhya.
Saints, seers and the local people have started celebrations after the announcement.
Chief Priest of Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, Acharya Satyendra Das, said, “Trust should have been formed a couple of months ago. Unless the trust is constituted, the temple cannot be built. I am happy that our wishes have been fulfilled.”
Mahant Dharm Das Maharaj of the Akhil Bhartiya Panch Ramanandi Nirmani Akhara also expressed happiness over Prime Minister’s announcement of the formation of Ayodhya temple trust and hoped that the construction of the temple would start soon.
Mahant Dinendra Das, head of the Nirmohi Akhara also said, “The world has got united for the construction of the Ram temple. Lord Ram has fulfilled all our wishes. We all are one now. It is good that the announcement of trust has been made.”
Rukmini Srivastava, a student at the Saket degree college, said, “Ever since I was born, I have been hearing about the Ram temple and stories related to it. I am so happy that I will now see the temple being built.”
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in the Lok Sabha that the cabinet had decided to form ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra’, trust to take a decision on construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as mandated by the Supreme Court in its decision.
“The trust will be autonomous and independent to take decisions on issues related to renovation and construction of Ram temple. We have spoken to the Uttar Pradesh government and five-acre land will be given to Sunni Waqf Board,” the Prime Minister said.