New Delhi | WTNS | August 5:After offering prayers and laying the foundation stone for a grand Ram Temple at site of a demolished 16th century mosque at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi addressed the nation saying, “India is creating a golden chapter in Ayodhya. The wait of centuries ends today (August 5).”
“A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been staying in a tent for decades. Today, Ram Janmabhoomi breaks free of the cycle of breaking and getting built again – that had been going on for centuries,” said PM Mr. Modi expressing gratitude to all the people who had made huge sacrifices for the temple moment.
India on August 5, 2020, began writing a new chapter in the country’s remarkable history. On the Bhoomi pujan ceremony of the grand Ram Temple, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi returned to Ayodhya after 29 years. PM Mr. Modi, in 1992, had vowed to return to the holy city only when the Ram Temple is built.
The last time he visited Ayodhya was when he was the convenor of the Tiranga Yatra, campaign led by Murli Manohar Joshi to revoke Article 370 that granted special status to erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Today also marks the first anniversary of the PM Modi led government’s move of Abrogating Article 370 and converting Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said some people could not be here today due to restrictions in view of Covid-19, but they will be invited for future events in Ayodhya.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat remembered LK Advani, the face of the Ram temple movement in the 1990s, in his speech and acknowledged that many who sacrificed couldn’t be here because of the coronavirus situation.
“So many people had sacrificed, they couldn’t be here physically. There are some who couldn’t come here, Advani ji must be at his home watching this. There are some who should’ve come but couldn’t be invited because of the situation (COVID-19),” said Mohan Bhagwat
Mr. Narendra Modi is the first Prime Minister to visit Ram Janmabhoomi, says the Uttar Pradesh government.