Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that it would be after five centuries that the lights of happiness would be lit at the Ram Janmbhoomi site after the ‘bhoomi poojan’ for the construction of the temple this year .
While announcing his government’s plans to make Deepotsav in Ayodhya this “historic” year after the path was laid for the construction of the temple, the chief minister also reiterated his government’s commitment to make Ayodhya a major tourist hub of the country.
A government spokesperson quoted the chief minister as saying that this year’s Deepotsav would be “nothing less than a dream come true” for millions of people, not only in Temple City and Uttar Pradesh, but across the country and around the world.
“It will be after 492 years that the lamps of happiness will be lit at Shri Ram Janmbhoomi,” an official statement said, adding that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is personally overseeing the preparations for Deepotsava and has already attended presentations on what is to take. place and where.
After winning laurels for hosting a successful, safe and clean Kumbh in Prayagraj, the CM has now laid eyes on Deepotsava in the holy city this year and is overseeing its preparations in great detail, he said.
This is the fourth Deepotsava to take place under the Adityanath regime and will be held from November 11 to 13.
The state government is also preparing to ensure that this year’s record number of earthen lamps lit last year is surpassed and a new world record is set.
Although people are very excited about the Deepotsava, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only a handful of people will be able to physically participate in the event this year, the spokesperson said.
People will, however, be able to celebrate the event digitally from the comfort of their homes, he added.
The chief minister called for strict compliance with the anti-COVID protocol during the festivities, he added.
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