The development of a temple museum in Ayodhya was among the fourteen proposals granted by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet members on November 10, just as the holy city prepared for the official opening of the Ram temple in January. It was also decided at the meeting of the cabinet, headed over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, that the state assembly’s winter session would begin on November 28.
Speaking to the media, Chief Minister Adityanath discussed the proposals that were accepted during the cabinet meeting. In front of a banner featuring images of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ram, the chief minister addressed the gathering and declared, “A sum of 14 recommendations were put ahead in the cabinet session and were accepted.” The establishment of Shukarteerath Vikas Parishad for the growth of Shukratal in Muzaffarnagar was approved by the Yogi Adityanath-led cabinet. In Manjha Jamthara, Ayodhya, a proposal to build a temple museum on 25 acres of land was approved.
The plan to rename and expand Ayodhya Research Institute as the International Ramayana Vedic Research Institute was also approved. The Devipatan Division, which is situated near the border between India and Nepal, will be developed under the direction of the Maa Pateshwari Devipatan Development Council, which was also decided by the cabinet. The state’s drone policy was also approved by the cabinet for implementation. According to the CM, registering drones with the local police station will be required under the Drone Policy. The cabinet also approved the proposal to start the winter session on November 28.
In addition, a plan to provincialize the Dev Diwali celebration in Varanasi, the Ganga Mela in Bulandshahr, all of the well-known fairs in Ayodhya, and the “Dauji Lakhi fair” in Hathras was approved. The cabinet also approved a plan to establish district-level plants with the aid of women’s self-help organizations in order to give women and small children access to wholesome food items and ensure their food security. At the Ram Katha Museum in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presided over a special meeting of the UP cabinet alongside his cabinet colleagues. The state executive body convened in the holy city for the first time on this occasion. The cabinet members were supposed to make a series of religious visits prior to the meeting, which was set to start at 11 a.m. at the Ramkatha Museum. The museum was lavishly furnished. Lord Hanuman and Lord Shri Ram posters were hung in the cabinet meeting room. The choice to have the cabinet meeting in Ayodhya on the anniversaries of two occasions was made. The temple’s first foundation stone was laid on November 9, 1989, and on November 9, 2019, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the building of the temple. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led the cabinet members in a prayer ceremony at the Hanumangarhi temple prior to the cabinet meeting.
The ministers went to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi complex and prayed at the temple dedicated to Shri Ram Lala Virajman. Apart from religious matters, the cabinet meeting deliberated over development projects and arrangements for the forthcoming Deepotsav festivities in Ayodhya. The much-anticipated consecration of the Lord Ram idol in the temple on January 22, 2024, coincided with the cabinet meeting. Along with a number of seers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the consecration ceremonies.