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PM MODI APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF SOMNATH TEMPLE TRUST

PM MODI APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF SOMNATH TEMPLE TRUST

Context

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was appointed as the new chairman of the Somnath Temple Trust.

Details

  • It manages the world-famous Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district, becoming the second PM to hold the post.
  • After former PM Morarji Desai, Narendra Modi is the second Prime Minister who has been appointed the chairman of the temple trust.
  • PM Modi has become the eighth chairman of the trust. As per the records, Desai had served as the chairman between 1967 and 1995.
  • Other trustees include BJP leader LK Advani, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat-based scholar JD Parmar and businessman Harshvardhan Neotia.

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