Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle on Sunday and posted a video of himself,
asking fans to make contributions for the construction of Ram Temple in
Ayodhya. In the video, which he shot at his home, he can be seen narrating an
incident from the Hindu epic Ramayana to motivate his fans to donate.

The ‘Padman’ actor started by saying that last night, he told his daughter Nitara the
story of a squirrel who wished to make her small contribution in the
construction of the Ram Setu so that Lord Rama could reach Lanka and rescue his
wife Sita. He added that her story must inspire everyone to contribute towards
the cause in whatever way possible.

Kumar also
said, “Today, it is our turn. In Ayodhya, a magnificient temple is going
to be constructed for Lord Shri Rama. Some of us should be the vaanars while
some should be the gilheris and make contributions that suit our capacity to
this historical cause. I will be the one to begin. I believe you will join me
too so that the generations after us will be inspired from this temple to
follow life lessons that the righteous Lord Ram taught us. Jai Shree Rama”.

Also read: President Ram Nath Kovind donates Rs 5 lakh for Ram Mandir construction

Tweeting the video,
the actor captioned it in hindi as, “It is heartening to know that
the construction of our Sri Ram’s magnificent temple in Ayodhya has begun…
Now it is our turn to make contributions. I have started, hopefully you will
also join with. Jai Shri Ram.”

On Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan also donated Rs five lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively for the
construction of Ram Temple. The donation drive started on January 15 and will
end by February 27.

Kumar was last
seen in the film “Laxxmi” alongwith Kiara Advani.