Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Ayodhya in the evening offered prayers at the Ram Temple and inspected the site where the construction work is going on. He also lit five lamps and addressed a crowd at Ram Katha Park.
Ayodhya (UP): More than 17 lakh earthen lamps were lit on the banks of the Saryu river on Sunday. The place reverberated with the chant of “Jai Shri Ram.” The Prime Minister who arrived at Ayodhya in the evening lit five lamps at the Ram Janmabhoomi temple where he offered prayers. Immediately after arrival, Modi went to the Ram Janmabhoomi temple. Besides offering prayers, he inspected the progress of the construction of the temple.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accompanied the Prime Minister who, then, went to Ram Katha Park where he performed “abhishek” of Lord Ram. He addressed a crowd at the park and urged people to follow the ideals of Lord Ram who stood for inclusiveness and equality.
Modi said, “The Constitution also talks about inclusiveness and of fundamental rights and duties. As this Diwali has fallen in Amrit Kaal which marks the 75th year of India’s independence, it is special for every Indian.” Yogi Adityanath said that it was because of the Prime Minister’s inspiration that he started the Deepotsav event in 2017 and it has grown bigger with the passage of time. The Prime Minister then performed “Aarti” on the banks of the river.