Ayodhya is ready for the fourth Deepotsav celebrations started by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in 2017, after the outbreak of Kovid-19 pandemic and commencement of construction of Ram temple, all preparations are underway to build it. A historical and memorable event.
Celebrations lasting five to seven days in previous years will be held for three days this year.
Grand cultural evenings will be held during the ceremony, with the participation of prominent women to promote the “Mission Shakti” campaign.
The culture department has prepared a road map for this and has started work on it. Officials said that to make the festival grand, women artists from Uttar Pradesh and other states will make the center of the grand event on the occasion of Lord Rama’s return from exile in Ayodhya.
“The fourth Deepotsav will promote mission power through its cultural programs. The theme of the ceremony will be Women Empowerment. Hundreds of women will showcase their talent at all events. Not only this, Ramleela will be organized by women at Ram Katha Park this year and most of the volunteers involved in lighting the diya will be women in the main event organized on the banks of river Saryu, ”Additional Chief Secretary Ganesh Awasthi told PTI.
Speaking to PTI, Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha said, “Between the echoes and lanes of Lord Rama, 5.51 lakh earthen lamps will illuminate the city of Ayodhya. Preparations for the Deepotsav celebrations are in full swing. “Uttar Pradesh’s top bureaucracy and police officials visited Ayodhya on Sunday and took stock of the preparations for the celebrations starting on 13 April.
Officials said that all protocols related to Kovid would be strictly followed and barricading would be done on all roads leading to the Saryu River and Ramjanmabhoomi. He said that no one will be allowed except the invitees at the Deepotsav venue, where the Governor and Chief Minister will be present.
Awasthi said, “This will be the fourth Deepotsav in Ayodhya after it starts in 2017. It has been given the status of state fair. The Chief Minister has given detailed instructions for this Deepotsav for the first time in 492 years.After the order of the apex court in favor of Ram temple, the temple of Ram Janmabhoomi will be illuminated with thousands of diyas, along with about 300 other religious temples, Ghats. And sites including Kund. “This Deepotsava will be celebrated under strict guidelines related to Kovid-19, while maintaining social balance,” he said.
Along with Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Information Navneet Sahal, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture Mukesh Kumar Meshram, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar, ADG, Lucknow Zone SN Sawant, Director General, Tourism GN Ravikumar and Director, Information Shishir Government officials were among those who came to Ayodhya to take stock of the preparations for the festival.
The main event will begin on November 13 at 3 pm. It will be broadcast live on public address systems and will be shown on 70 LED vans in Ayodhya. State broadcaster Doordarshan will also broadcast live coverage.
(This story is published from a wire agency feed without textual modifications.)
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