Yogi Adityanath welcomes 'Ram and Sita' in Ayodhya as Saryu river lights up for Deepotsav

Chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' echoed on the banks of the Saryu river as actors portraying the roles of Lord Rama and Sita arrived on a chopper decked up to resemble the mythological Pushpak Viman—in a recreation of Lord Rama's return from 14 years of exile to Ayodhya—as part of a grand 'Deepotsav' celebration, attended by Adityanath.

FP Staff October 18, 2017 22:20:43 IST
Beginning his speech with 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' at the 'Deepotsav' event on Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday pitched 'Ram Rajya' and vowed to transform the city. PTI
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Beginning his speech with 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' at the 'Deepotsav' event on Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday pitched 'Ram Rajya' and vowed to transform the city. PTI
Chants of "Jai Shri Ram" echoed on the banks of the Saryu river as actors portraying the roles of Lord Rama and Sita arrived on a chopper decked up to resemble the mythological Pushpak Viman—in a recreation of Lord Rama's return from 14 years of exile to Ayodhya—as part of a grand 'Deepotsav' celebration, attended by Adityanath. PTI
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Chants of "Jai Shri Ram" echoed on the banks of the Saryu river as actors portraying the roles of Lord Rama and Sita arrived on a chopper decked up to resemble the mythological Pushpak Viman—in a recreation of Lord Rama's return from 14 years of exile to Ayodhya—as part of a grand 'Deepotsav' celebration, attended by Adityanath. PTI
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister revealed the state's plans for the progress of Ayodhya. "We are ready to electrify Ayodhya 24x7. This is <em>Ram Rajya</em>, where there is no discrimination," he said. PTI
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The Uttar Pradesh chief minister revealed the state's plans for the progress of Ayodhya. "We are ready to electrify Ayodhya 24x7. This is <em>Ram Rajya</em>, where there is no discrimination," he said. PTI
The Uttar Pradesh government planned to light 1.71 lakh diyas (earthen-lamps) along the Saryu river on Wednesday evening, and enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Preparations were made to divert the flow of the wind for five minutes, in order to achieve the goal. PTI
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The Uttar Pradesh government planned to light 1.71 lakh diyas (earthen-lamps) along the Saryu river on Wednesday evening, and enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Preparations were made to divert the flow of the wind for five minutes, in order to achieve the goal. PTI
The oil lamps were lit up by college students and NCC cadets along the three-kilometre stretch of the Saryu Ghat, Ram Ki Pauri Ghat and Ram Katha Park. PTI
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The oil lamps were lit up by college students and NCC cadets along the three-kilometre stretch of the Saryu Ghat, Ram Ki Pauri Ghat and Ram Katha Park. PTI