Modi suggests facelift for Somnath temple

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Mar 2017 08:50:50


Mar 9,


PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested a facelift for the famous Somnath temple and called for active participation of the trust managing it to spread awareness about cashless transactions in nearby towns.

These suggestions were made by Modi at the 116th meeting of trustees of the Shree Somnath Trust (SST), which manages the ancient temple located in Gir-Somnath district, around 400 km from here. The Prime Minister, who is one of the trustees, attended the meet on the second day of his Gujarat visit.

During the meeting, it was also decided that former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel would continue as the trust Chairman for 2017, said a PIB release here.
Besides Modi, other trustees - L K Advani, Amit Shah, Keshubhai Patel, P K Lahiri, J D Parmar and Harsh Neotia - were also present.

Modi suggested that the entire campus of the temple be upgraded with water, greenery and various other facilities, said the release. The PM recommended that the trust actively participate in the efforts to make Veraval and Prabhas Patan towns cashless. The trust should organise special festivals in all major cities.

Lahiri, the trustee- secretary, said Modi spent about 20 minutes more than the scheduled time and discussed various issues related to development of the pilgrimage town.