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Pune BJP chief lays foundation stone of garden named after Lord Ram

The ruling BJP approved a proposal to install a sculpture of Lord Ram at an expenditure of Rs 2 crore in an under-construction sports complex in Ambegaon Pathar in Dhankawadi on a plot of 1.5 acres.

Written by Ajay Jadhav | Pune |
Updated: September 1, 2021 7:41:50 am
The foundation stone for the ‘Prabhu Shri Ram’ garden was laid by city BJP chief Jagdish Mulik. (Express Photo)

After pushing for the installation of a sculpture of Lord Ram in the under-construction civic-owned sports complex in Ambegaon Pathar in Dhankawadi, the ruling BJP in PMC has now decided to develop a garden in the name of Lord Ram on the new Airport Road in Viman Nagar.

The foundation stone for the ‘Prabhu Shri Ram’ Garden was laid by city BJP chief Jagdish Mulik on Tuesday. “The civic garden will be developed on an one-acre plot… work on basic facilities like jogging track, lawn, seating arrangement, public toilet and security house will be finished with a fund of Rs 90 lakh,” said BJP leader Arjun Jagtap. His wife, corporator Mukta Jagtap, had proposed setting up the garden.

Mulik, meanwhile, said BJP corporators have been focussing on overall development of the city since the party came to power in the PMC in 2017. He praised Jagtap for deciding to develop a garden in the name of Lord Ram.

On August 3, the BJP had approved a proposal to install a sculpture of Lord Ram, at an expenditure of Rs 2 crore, in at an under-construction sports complex in Ambegaon Pathar in Dhankawadi. The proposal to install the sculpture was tabled by BJP corporator Varsha Tapkir.

“The construction of the Ram Mandir on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi is the inspiration for all Indians. The devotees have struggled for it for 492 years… The construction of Ram temple was a dream of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vaypayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, former chief minister Devendra Fadanavis, and saints from across the country and devotees,” Tapkir had said in her proposal.

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