Ram Temple 'prasad' to be given in bags made in Fatehpur jail

An inmate of the same jail donated his salary for a month to the temple


Fatehpur Jail Superintendent Mohammad Akram Khan had sent 1,100 saffron bags printed with Ram Mandir on them, and completely hand-made by the prisoners, to the temple trust.

Khan said that his jail was strictly following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s no-plastic policy. The bags are made of cotton.

The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust members liked the bags so much that general secretary Champat Rai immediately sent a message to Khan to make more bags for the temple.

While the 1,100 bags were gifts, the bags now made will be paid for by the trust. The amount to be paid for the bags is yet to be decided.

Rai, in consultation with members of the trust, has suggested a few modifications in the bags. These relate to the size and the placement and style of the printing. In the first phase, 5,000 bags have been ordered.

The bags will be 10 by 10 inches in size.

Mahant Dhirendra Das, a member of the trust, said, “During the pran pratishtha, people from all over sent gifts for the Lord. That is continuing till date. The inmates of Fatehpur jail may be inspired by Lord Ram to make these bags. The trust is very thankful for their gift and we want that they continue doing this work. May this pious deed help them get back to their lives soon.”

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