Thousands of places of worship of Hindus were desecrated or destroyed, and many more are in dilapidated and abandoned condition. Yet even today, more than 70 years after independence, many of these are lying in disuse and disrepair. It is therefore imperative that all Hindu temples and sacred places which are in dilapidated, desecrated and ruinous state, including those managed by the ASI and State Archaeology departments, should be reconstructed and restored to their original state, allowing worship in all of them.
Furthermore, Veda Pathasalas, traditional and folk art forms, literature, dance, music, painting, sculpture, architecture etc which are our intangible heritage and the vehicles for sustenance and transmission of Santana Dharma and culture, are all dying for want of patronage and regular livelihood for their practitioners. It goes without saying to state that Sanatana Dharma is the foundation of our civilization and unless Sanatana Dharma is nurtured and patronised this great and the only ancient surviving civilisation will soon die, for which we the Hindus of “free India” alone will be squarely responsible.
Hence, in pursuance of the BJP’s unswerving commitment, as articulated in the preface and under sub-head Heritage Sites of its Election Manifesto-2014, to build India on a firm civilizational foundation, we request the Central Govt to establish a Central Public Sector Undertaking to be styled as Haindava Samskruti Jeernoddhaarana Nigam (Hindu Culture Restoration Corporation) with an initial capital of an amount not less than Rs. 10, 000 (Ten thousand) Crores, and annual grant of equal amounts regularly. Its charter of functions should include reconstruction and restoration of all damaged, desecrated, abandoned and dilapidated Hindu temples and sacred places; revival, nurturing, patronising and promotion of Veda Pathasalas, various traditional and folk art forms, dance, music, sculpture, architecture, painting etc. This would also generate lot of employment and livelihood opportunities in traditional fields.