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Guj CM makes donation to Ambaji temple using wife's debit card

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

To popularise cashless transactions among people following the move, Chief Minister today inaugurated the 'donation' system at the Ambaji Temple and made a donation of Rs 31,000 using his wife's

Rupani along with his wife Anjaliben today visited the well-known Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha district and performed 'aarti'.

During their visit, Rupani inaugurated 'donation' system adopted by the Ambaji Devsthan to accept donations through debit or using swipe machines, an official release said.

On the occasion, the couple donated Rs 31,000 by swiping Anjaliben's in the newly installed machine, it added.

Such swipe machines have been kept at 'prasad' centres as well as in the office of temple inspector. Devotees will now be able to give donations using this system, said the release.

Speaking to media, Rupani stressed that people will not face any problem if they embrace such cashless system, which is already popular in western countries.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 20:22 IST