The first meeting of the Ram temple trust to be held on Wednesday (February 19) in New Delhi is expected to finalise the date to begin construction of the shrine in Ayodhya. The meeting is also likely to nominate two prominent and practicing Hindus to the board of trustees.
A member of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra – the trust formed by the Centre – Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati last week said that they will also discuss the inclusion of Ram Mandir Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das in the trust.
Another trustee, Swami Govind Devgiri Maharaj, had earlier said that the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will commence either on Ram Navmi or Akshaya Tritiya in April. However, official sources said that a decision will be taken after considering various aspects, including the feasibility and opinions of other stakeholders.
The Centre had constituted an independent 15-member trust last week to oversee the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on February 5.