‘Account holders’ of Ram Naam Bank, where devotees deposit booklets with the name of Lord Ram written in it, will get a special “bonus” in view of the Supreme Court paving the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
The Allahabad-based ‘bank’, which neither has ATMs, nor cheque books and its only ‘currency’ is Lord Ram, has announced the bonus for nearly one lakh of its account holders.
Also, an award will be given to devotees who have written the name of Lord Ram at least 1.25 lakh times by the midnight of November 9-10 and deposited in the ‘bank’.
Ashutosh Varshney, the chairman of Ram Naam Sewa Sansthan which runs the bank, said the bonus means that the name of Lord Ram written by devotees — either handwritten, typed on specially-designed pages or through mobile app — will be considered double.
“If a devotee has written ‘Ram Naam’ one time, it will be considered as two. However, for the purpose of award/honour the minimum benchmark has been fixed as 1.25 lakh. Those who had written the name of Lord Ram at least 1.25 lakh times by midnight of November 9-10, were considered for the award,” he said.
“The booklet given by the Ram Naam Bank (a non-profit organisation) has 30 pages, and each page consists of 108…