Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday appointed the brand new chairman of the belief which manages the world well-known Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan city in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district, changing into the second PM to carry the submit.
PM Modi, one of many trustees of the Shree Somnath Trust, was elected to the highest submit unanimously, an office-bearer of the shrine administration physique stated.
After former PM Morarji Desai, Narendra Modi is the second Prime Minister who has been appointed the chairman of the temple belief. As per belief information, PM Modi has turn out to be the eighth chairman of the belief.
The submit of the Somnath Trust’s chairman fell vacant after the loss of life of the incumbent, former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, in October final yr. Patel had served because the chairman for 16 years (2004-2020).
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is one of the trustees of the Somnath Temple trust, was appointed the new chairman during a virtual meeting of trustees held today,” stated Trustee-Secretary PK Laheri.
“The post was lying vacant since the death of Keshubhai,” Mr Laheri advised reporters right here after the net assembly on Monday night.
Other trustees embrace BJP chief LK Advani, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat-based scholar JD Parmar and businessman Harshvardhan Neotia.
“While Mr Shah proposed the title of PM Modi as chairman, I seconded it and the opposite trustees then unanimously elected the PM as the brand new chairman.
“The trustees would maintain one other assembly to debate future plans,” Mr Laheri added.
As per the information, Desai had served because the chairman between 1967 and 1995.