President Ram Nath Kovind performed a 'Narmada Aarti' dedicated to Maa Narmada on March 06. Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also performed the aarti. Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel were also in attendance. Leaders performed all the rituals were performed to pay respect to the sacred river. Scores of devotees also participated in the 'Narmada Aarti'.
President Ram Nath Kovind attended All India State Judicial Academies Directors' Retreat in Jabalpur on March 06. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Governor Anandiben Patel and CJI SA Bobde were also present at the event.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on March 06, the General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Champat Rai spoke on Ram Temple construction and donation. Rai said, "Door-to-door collection has stopped. People can donate online on the Trust's website. We are in talks to acquire land for a ground in front of the temple but nothing decided yet." "Temple to be ready in 3 years," he added.
After former chief minister Siddaramaiah refused for donation of Ram Temple, Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa said 'one Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy Congress party.' "One Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy Congress party. Similarly, HD Kumaraswamy is destroying his party. Even the poor are giving Rs 10 each (for Ram temple) out of devotion. Siddaramaiah says that it's disputed land, so he won't contribute," said Karnataka Minister KS Eshwarappa. He added, "PFI tells people to not contribute (for Ram Temple) as it's disputed land, Siddaramaiah says the same. They have the same opinion. There is no difference between Siddaramaiah and PFI, they are one."
Former chief minister of Karnataka, and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on February 17 raised several questions on the process of Ram Mandir fund collection, he also alleged that he has been threatened to donate money. "I am not concerned about contribution of money (for Ram temple), if required I will also contribute. But who is actually giving information? Where is the transparency in collecting money? Several people are collecting money by threatening others. I am also a victim, 3 people, including a woman, came to my house. They threatened me that why am I not giving money, this is country's prime issue - why are you not giving money? Who is she? Is she authorised to come and ask me?" questioned Kumaraswamy.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, along with his wife, planted saplings at their residence on his birthday."I have decided to plant a sapling daily to continue this social campaign. I urge all to plant more trees to save the environment," he said.
District administration with the help of several organisations launched a massive cleaning campaign of Ganga in UP's Varanasi on March 07. As many as 84 Ghats were cleaned up during the campaign. Volunteers took an oath to ensure clean and neat Ganga.
A class 11 student jumped off his 15th-floor apartment and died in UP's Noida. The teen was allegedly battling depression due to his physical looks, skin complexion. The local Sector 49 police station was alerted around 5 am about the incident. Police said the body was sent for autopsy and no complaint has been made by the family. Ranvijay Singh, ADCP, Noida said, “A 17-year-old kid jumped off his apartment and died in Noida Sector 78. His parents said their son had been battling depression due to his skin complexion. The boy's parents were living separately and he was staying with his father.”
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Uttar Pradesh government's proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the Centre, informed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on February 26. "UP government's proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the Centre. About Rs 1,000 crore have been allocated to the district administration. The central government has disbursed Rs 250 crore," said CM Yogi.
80-year-old Sevi Mohammed Sharif received a letter from Government of India in which he was told that he will be honoured with Padma Shri. It has been a year since he received a letter but so far he has not received the award. Sevi Mohammed Sharif resides in Ayodhya and is bed ridden due to several health issues. Sharif's grandchildren look after him. Family is in hope that after he is honoured with the award, there might be some assistance provided by government for his medical treatment. Sevi Mohammed Sharif made it to coveted list for his social work.
A man was held for allegedly holding fake donation collecting drive for Ram temple construction. Police said the man was cheating people by collecting donations unauthorisedly in Bhopal. Manish Rajput was collecting money from Ashoka Garden shopkeepers and issuing fake slips. Local VHP workers came to know of Rajput's handiwork and approached Ashoka Garden police. FIR has been lodged against Rajput, police said they have booked him under IPC section 420. Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust is overseeing the temple construction. It has authorised RSS and VHP to collect voluntary donations from people across the nation.
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Senior Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria launched a scathing attack on BJP leaders over fund collection for Ram temple construction. Bhuria alleged that BJP leaders consume alcohol with the donation money collected for Ram Temple. “BJP leaders collected crores of rupees in the name of Ram Temple construction. They collect donations in the day and drink alcohol using the money at night,” he said. BJP's Kalsingh Bhabar has sought an apology from the Congress MLA from MP’s Jhabua. Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust is overseeing the temple construction. It authorised RSS, VHP and others to collect voluntary donations from people across the nation.
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The biography of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose painted on a circular canvas in the courtyard of Shahid Smarak in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur. The event was organised by the National Museum of Modern Art to celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji. Netaji's 125th birth anniversary was celebrated on January 23.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya on Feb 07. He held a meeting with the officials here. The Chief Minister reviewed the construction progress of the temple.
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