Ayodhya Ram Temple Opening: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to light a lamp at home instead of rushing to Ayodhya on January 22, the day he is scheduled to dedicate the new Ram Temple Opening.
“Everyone aspires to be present for the January 22 event. However, as you are aware, it is quite challenging,” he added, addressing a crowd during the official opening of the Maharshi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya. “I implore all of the nation’s Ram devotees, especially those in Uttar Pradesh, to let the celebration go as planned. After January 22, they are free to visit Ayodhya whenever it is most convenient for them.
Following his arrival at the new airport, Modi conducted an approximately 8-kilometer car tour through the town of Ayodhya, where he officially opened the recently restored Ayodhyadham Junction train station. “Don’t plan a visit to Ayodhya on January 22,” Modi said once more. As devotees, we must refrain from doing anything that will annoy Lord Ram. If we have to wait for Lord Ram for 550 years, we can wait a few more days.
According to the Sangh Parivar, the ancient Ram temple was destroyed and replaced in the 1520s with a Babri Masjid.
PM Modi Requests Devotees to Avoid Visits on Ram Temple Opening Day
“Repeatedly, I ask that you avoid coming here on January 22 in consideration of the event’s security and administration. “We’ve invited only a select few people,” Modi declared.
7,000 individuals have been invited by the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust to the event on January 22. Among them are 4,000 sadhus and a number of prominent politicians, businesspeople, actors, and athletes.
“We are lucky to be living during this historic period, when a new Ram temple is being inaugurated. We need to make a commitment and reenergize ourselves, Modi stated.
“With folded hands, I implore the 140 crore citizens of this hallowed land of Lord Ram to celebrate Deepavali on January 22 by lighting a Shri Ram Jyoti (lamp) in their homes. On January 22, the whole nation ought to appear radiant in the evening.”
PM Modi’s Visit to Meera Majhi
Following his tour, Modi paid a visit to Meera Majhi, a Dalit who had benefited from the housing and free stove and LPG connection programs implemented by the Prime Minister. Reporters were informed by certain individuals that a top politician would be having lunch with them at Meera’s house at about 11 a.m. “I quickly prepared the veggies, dal, and rice. I then prepared a wheat flour dough with the intention of preparing chapattis afterward. However, I later witnessed the Prime Minister visiting my home.
“He accepted tea from my hands but didn’t eat anything,” she said. He enquired about my employment and the advantages I had gained. I informed him that I work as a flower vendor on Saryu’s ghats and that, thanks to government programs, I own a cooker, a gas cylinder, and a residence. He added that the Ram temple will now lead my revenue to rise.
In Ayodhya, Modi dedicated or placed the cornerstones for projects valued at Rs 15,700 crore. In addition to the airport and the refurbished train station, they featured beautification, bridge construction, and road enlargement projects. A few hours after the inauguration, the airport saw the arrival of its first commercial passenger aircraft.
PM Modi on Ayodhya
At the Ayodhyadham Junction, the Prime Minister signaled the departure of two Amrit Bharat and six Vande Bharat trains.
In his remarks in front of the airport on December 30, Modi emphasized the significance of the day by stating that it was on this day in 1943 that Subhas Chandra Bose raised the Indian flag in Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
He said that development was a top priority for his government in addition to customs and religion. “India is commemorating itself today. I can see it here in Ayodhya. Here, we are seeing the splendor of growth today. In a few days, we shall witness the splendor of tradition here,” he remarked.