B’luru Christians donate Rs 1 cr for Ayodhya’s Ram temple

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B’luru Christians donate Rs 1 cr for Ayodhya’s Ram temple

Bengaluru: Prominent members of the Christians community in this tech city have collected Rs 1 crore as donation for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan said on Sunday.

“The members of the Christian community from all walks of life donated Rs 1 crore during the fund-raising drive,” said Narayan.

Christian entrepreneurs, businessmen, educationists, chief executives, marketing experts and social service activists contributed for the temple construction.

“The BJP believes in pro-people actions and ‘sab ka saath, sab ka vikas’ as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As an inclusive party, the BJP incapsulates even minorities and its philosophy of governance is followed at the central and the state levels,” said the Deputy CM.

The community’s representative and businessman Ronald Colaso said Christians always respond to the cause of the nation and social harmony.

In this context, the community’s leaders also thanked the BJP-ruled state government for granting Rs 200 crore for setting up Christian Development Corporation in the city.

“We are also grateful to the state government for legislating a Bill to set up Saint Joseph University in the city,” said Colaso in the statement.

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Secretary General Champat Rai announced recently that the donation drive, which began on January 15, would be go on till February 27 across the country.

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  1. Why are Christians labelled as Minorities, when most of the schools, colleges,
    orphanages, special needs schools, technical institutions, and hospitals are all
    Christian owned and run in almost all states and cities in India. Moreover, there
    are more Hindus in Christian schools and colleges than Christians. Whereas BJP is always claiming to be a Hindu party, and yet our PM states ”Sab ka saath, sab ka vikas”! These dialogues seem empty and contradictory in reality. Population
    does not make majority, contribution to society does.

  2. Christians should focus their efforts on changing the culture to develop conscientious citizens. It makes more sense to translate the works of great political thinkers like Aristotle, Plato, Cicero, John Stuart Mill, Locke, Jefferson etc into Indian languages and teach Indians about the influence of these thinkers on Modern India.

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