Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath gave credit for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yogi stated Modi’s dream to develop Ayodhya as the “Vedic Ramayana City” and be the most beautiful city.
This the first Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya after the bhumi pujan of Ram temple in which Modi was the chief guest. However participation of locals restricted in all the events due to Covid-19. Entry of outsiders into Ayodhya also banned.
“This Deepotsav, a record of lighting 5.51 lakh diyas will be created. Next year this figure 7.51 lakh,” he asserted.
The CM pointed out that due to Covid-19 pandemic, celebrations in this Deepotsav have been curtailed. “Otherwise, celebrations organized on a grand scale,” he stated.