Bengaluru (Aryavarth): The Art of Living Foundation on Tuesday junked the media reports that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been invited for Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan ceremony on August 5 in Ayodhya. “We have heard from media that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has received an invite to the event. However, he has not been invited to the programme,” Art Of Living foundation said in a statement.
The formation of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust was announced on February 5 for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. The Trust has been mandated by the Central government to oversee the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s former principal secretary Nripendra Misra is the head of the temple construction committee of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust.
Yoga Guru Ramdev, who got the invite for the bhoomi pujan ceremony and he has left for the city. Before leaving for Ayodhya, Baba Ramdev gave credit to Prime Minister and Home Minister for the Ram temple. Acharya Balkrishna is the chairman and managing director of Ruchi Soya. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is a board member. Both are also the founders of Patanjali Ayurved, a company that posted revenues of more than Rs 8,000 crore in 2018-19. On 27 January, the day the edible oil maker relisted after Patanjali acquired it under the provisions in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the Ruchi Soya share price was at Rs 17. It skyrocketed over the next few months to touch Rs 1,535 on 29 June — a jump of 8929 per cent.
The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is scheduled to take place on August 5. The construction of Ram temple will begin after the ceremony, in which various dignitaries from political and religious fields are scheduled to participate. The top court, on November 9 last year, had directed the Central government to hand over the site at Ayodhya for the construction of a Ram temple.