After a protracted legal battle, the Supreme Court had on November 9 last year paved the way for the construction of the Ram temple
by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot an alternative five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque at a "prominent" place in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh.
Sharma expressed his gratitude to the Apex Court for delivering the long-awaited judgment on the Ram temple.
Since Prime Minister Modi could pave the way for a conducive environment, the judgment was delivered by the Apex Court, he claimed.
The minister also appreciated the maturity of people of the country, especially residents of Uttar Pradesh, for maintaining harmony after the court verdict.
He also accused opposition parties of trying to create hurdles on the way of construction of the temple.
"The Ram temple in Ayodhya
is being constructed as per the positive thinking and faith of the prime minister," Sharma, the minister for energy, additional sources of energy, said.
He said special programmes will be held in several parts of the state, including Mathura, to mark the Ram temple "bhoomi pujan" ceremony.