Raja Babu Singh, a 1994-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, who is currently serving as inspector general (training) with the Border Security Force (BSF), has pledged to serve the pilgrims visiting Ayodhya and spend a “considerable” time there post his retirement from service.
Raja Babu Singh, a native of Banda in Uttar Pradesh, has served in Kashmir with BSF and also served with Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Singh, who is due to retire in July 2027, said that Ram Temple is something which is close to his heart and has sentimental value in his life.
“I was a student at the Allahabad University where I was preparing for the civil services. Just then people went for kar seva to Ayodhya. I, along with a friend, offered the brick as we undertook a religious trip to Ayodhya,” he said.
Singh said that the construction of temple is fulfilment of his long desired dream. He wants to spend much of his time at the temple premises.
“After my retirement I have decide to spend most of my time in Ayodhya. I will serve the pilgrims and have daily darshan of Bhagwan Ram,” Singh said.
A month back former union home secretary S Lakshminarayanan, a 1970 batch IAS officer, also from Madhya Pradesh cadre had decided to donate his life's earnings of Rs 5 crore to Ayodhya Ram Mandir Trust.
Lakshminarayanan would donate the amount towards commissioning a 151 kg Ramcharitmanas which will be installed in front of the idol following the consecration of Lord Ram.
According to trust sources, each page of this epic, comprising 10,902 verses, will be crafted from copper. The emerald will be dipped in 24-carat gold, and gold-studded letters will be inscribed. This metal book will require 140 kg of copper and five to seven kg of gold among other metals used for decoration.
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