UP Muslim businessman to donate land, cash for 51 temples
The bizman said that his announcement is aimed at preserving secular beliefs in society and preserving communal harmony.
Lucknow: A Muslim businessman in Lucknow has announced that he would donate land and money needed for construction of 51 temples at different locations in UP and Bihar.
The businessman is Rashid Naseem, director of Shine group of companies, and he said that his announcement is aimed at preserving secular beliefs in society and preserving communal harmony.
“Being a Muslim does not stop me from working towards betterment of other religions. I think this is a step towards communal harmony and an attempt to convey the message of brotherhood and peace to the society. It is simply an example of the Ganga-Jamuni’ culture of the region”, he told reporters.
Mr Rashid Naseem said that the first temple built by him is nearing completion on the Allahabad-Varanasi highway and will be inaugurated in the Hindu month of “Saawan”.
“We plan to complete the construction of 21 temples by the end of this year. And will complete our target of 51 temples by the end of 2019”, he said.
The realtor who considers PM Narendra Modi as his inspiration, claims that he travels approximately 50,000 km every month to check on his different business ventures.
Rashid Naseem belongs to Allahabad and launched his business in 2013. He has now ventured into travel and tourism and water purifiers.