Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will become a modern symbol of India’s traditions. He said that Ram Mandir will symbolise the power of collective resolution of crores of people which will keep inspiring the future generations. The Prime Minister was addressing the gathering at Ram Janmbhumi in Ayodhya yesterday. He performed Bhoomi Poojan and laid the foundation stone of the grand Ram temple.
With yesterday’s ceremony the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya has started. The Prime Minister said that construction of the Ram temple marks a new chapter in India’s history.
Recounting the different Ramayans written in various languages, the Prime Minister noted that Shree Ram is the common thread of unity in diversity in the country. He said that Lord Ram is a symbol of strength and unity for all religions, irrespective of religion.
During his historic address at Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is an emotional moment for the entire country. He said the construction of Ram Temple will also pave way for the development of Ayodhya and open up several opportunities across sectors which will change the economy of the region.
The Bhumi Poojan ceremony started at sharp 12.30 yesterday afternoon and culminated at 12.45 pm. Many saints, spiritual leaders and other leaders associated with the Ram Temple movement were present at the ceremony. Mahesh Bhagchandka and Pawan Singhal from the family of late Ashok Singhal, Former President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad were Mukhya Yajman in Bhumi Pujan function.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Prime Minister to have Darshan at Ram Janmbhumi and Hanumangarhi temple of Ayodhya. After planting a sapling of Parijat tree, he took part in the Bhumi Poojan ceremony.
The Prime Minister also released postage stamps on the model of Ram Temple and on Ramayana encyclopedia. A wooden Kodand Ram Statue was presented as a souvenir to the Prime Minister by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, the day will remain etched in the memory of every Indian. Mr. Modi in a tweet said, it was a blessed day in Ayodhya. May the blessings of Bhagwan Shree Ram always be upon us. He prayed that India may scale new heights of progress and that every Indian would be healthy and prosperous.