Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on August 5. The members of Shri Ramjanmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, agreed upon the dates for the earth breaking ceremony to commence the construction work for Ram Mandir. The Trust finalised two dates – August 3 and 5. The meeting was mandated by the Supreme Court.
As per the reports, PM Modi will be in Ayodhya from 11:00 AM till 1:30 PM on August 5 and is likely to attend the Bhoomi Poojan. Reports also suggest that the Pooja will be conducted by the priests from Kashi and Varanasi.
Mahat Kamal Nayan Das, from office of the Trust’s president Nritya Gopal Das, briefed about meeting and he said, “We have suggested two auspicious dates – August 3 and 5 – for the Prime Minister’s visit based on calculations of movements of stars and planets.” He further said that the same has been communicated to the PMO and the response is awaited.
The meeting was attended by chairman of the trust Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, trust treasurer Swami Govind Dev Giri Ji Maharaj, trust general secretary Champat Rai, construction committee chairman Nripendra Mishra, trustee Yugpurush Paramanand Giri Maharaj, trustee Vimalendra Mohan Pratap Mishra, Dr Anil Mishra, Kameshwar Choupal, Mahant Dinendra Das, Additional Secretary, Home, Government of India nominated member Gyanesh Kumar IAS, Additional Chief Secretary Uttar Pradesh nominated member Awanish Awasthi IAS and Ayodhya District Magistrate ex-officio member Anuja Kumar Jha.