Updated on 26th January 2021
Afreen Khan/Ayodhya: The Indian tricolour flag was hoisted on the land of the proposed mosque in Dhannipur, Ayodhya, early Tuesday morning on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day. Alongside, a symbolic foundation stone laying ceremony was also carried out and a plantation drive done in the mosque premises. Apart from members of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation, which is looking after the mosque construction, some well-known personalities were also present in the programme.
A soil test of the mosque site was also done. President of the Foundation, Zafar Farooqui, said that the construction work will start after its report arrives. The process of mapping of the area with the Ayodhya Development Authority is also going on. The purpose of planting saplings is to show that special care will be taken of the environment around the mosque land, Farooqui said. Fruit-bearing and shade trees will also be planted.
On Supreme Court orders, members of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation Trust visited Dhannipur in connection with the mosque construction on Monday. The mosque will be constructed over five acres.
What all to come up in mosque complex?
He said that besides the Dhannipur Masjid, the complex will contain the Indo-Islamic Cultural Research Center Museum, a community kitchen, a library and a 200-bed super specialty hospital. During the survey of the area, women and girls of the area were found malnourished. Therefore, there will be a free meal for 1000 people in the community kitchen. There are currently only 9 trustees in the trust. In the coming time, the number of trustees will be raised to 15. It is noteworthy that recently, the Supreme Court, while giving a verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ayodhya issue, had directed the Uttar Pradesh government to give five acres of land for construction of the mosque in Ayodhya.