The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust’s Karnataka chapter of Sri Ram Mandir Nirman Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan Committee has been constituted, The Hindu reported.
The land for the construction of Ram temple was awarded to the Hindus by the Supreme Court two decades after the historical Babri Masjid that once stood in Ayodhya was destroyed by marauding Hindu mobs leading to communal clashes across the country and the death of more than a thousand.
As per a release, M. Venkataramu, president of Sevabharati School, Chamarajanagar, will be president of the committee in Karnataka. Vijayalakshmi Deshmane, former director, Kidwai Institute of Oncology, and Meena Chandavarkar, former Vice-Chancellor, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, will be vice-presidents.
N. Tippeswamy, managing trustee of Vanavasi Kalyana Ashram, Karnataka, will be secretary, while T. Pattabhirama, retired bank officer from Shivamogga, and Krishna Joshi, administrative officer, Rashtrotthana Vidyakendra, Kalaburagi, will be joint secretaries. Prakash J.P., retired IRS officer, will be treasurer.
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra is a trust set up for the construction and management of Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya by the Government of India.