New Delhi: Even as the world’s biggest campaign since January 15, 2021 for construction of the grand temple of Bhagwan Shri Ram at Ayodhya completed on February 27, 2021, it unified Bharatvarsh from east to west and north to south. Addressing a press conference, Champat Rai, Vice President of VHP and General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (Trust), said today that even after the campaign the devotees, who missed this Samarpan (contribution) drive, can still make their contributions to the account of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra through the website, viz., https://srjbtkshetra.org/donation-options/
We have succeeded in achieving our goal of Samarpan in 400,000 villages. Contact was also made in all the wards of the urban areas. Although the statistics of the families contacted are yet to come, but it is estimated that we have liaised with about 100 million families and Samarpan (contributions) have been received from every quarter and walk of life of society. During this drive, many such occasions and episodes also came which moved the minds and hearts of the volunteers. At many places, while even the beggars made their contributions, the daily wagers and small farmers also solemnly made their prayerful offerings. The Samarpan of the Rambhakt Muslim society is also significant. Devotees from outside Bharat are requested to wait a little more. They will be notified upon completion of FCRA formalities, said Champat Rai.
He said that in this huge campaign, about 900,000 Karyakartas in 175,000 teams contacted the people from door-to-door. The Samarpan amounts were deposited in Banks through 38125 Karyakartas. To maintain transparency of the entire campaign, while 49 control rooms were working across the country, 23 qualified karyakartas led by two chartered accountants at the main centre in Delhi, were constantly in touch with the entire network to monitor the accounts. The app, created by Dhanusha Infotech Company of Hyderabad, did a commendable job as a meticulously-built digital network to act as a digital bridge among the Karyakartas, banks and the trust.
He said that even if the final figures are yet to come, it can be said, based on the banks’ receipts till March 4, that the Samarpan amount would cross INR 25,000 million. This month, the audit of the campaign in every district of the country would also be completed. Ram devotees in every nook and corner of the country have made their contributions. From the North-Eastern region of Bharat, the people of Arunachal Pradesh have contributed INR 45 million, Manipur INR 20 million, Mizoram INR 2.1 million, Nagaland INR 2.8 million, Meghalaya INR 8.5 million, and from Southern states, the people of Tamil Nadu contributed INR 850 million, and Kerala INR 130 million.
Updating about the work going on at the Janmbhoomi site, Champat Rai said that the foundation digging and earth removal works are almost 60% completed and it is expected that the foundation filling work will get started in the first week of April-2021.