Sunday, 22 October, 2017

A statue of Lord Rama, courtesy the Yogi govt

Yogi Adityanath The BJP government is also planning grand Diwali celebration in Lord Rama's birthplace Ayodhya
Heather Davidson | 11 October, 2017, 00:28

The UP government-led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath has proposed to install a 100m long statue of Lord Rama on the banks of Saryu River.

Media reports said that the state government's plan of putting Ayodhya prominently on the religious tourism map also includes construction of a Ram Katha gallery on the banks of the Saryu river, a multi-purpose auditorium in the Digambar Akhara premises and various public utility services.

The proposal that is aimed at promoting religious tourism in Uttar Pradesh and prepared by the state's tourism department has been submitted before Governor Ram Naik.

A government communique said that the statue will be built after securing permission from the National Green Tribunal.

The government's slideshow put the height of the statute at 100 m but some officials said that wasn't final. Principal Secretary of Tourism Awanish Kumar Awasthi had made a presentation, the IE report says.

Prominent building and ghats will also be illuminated to attract tourists.

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The Union tourism ministry has sanctioned Rs 133.70 crore for making Ayodhya a tourism hub.

He said the celebrations on Diwali are meant to promote Ayodhya as a tourist place.

The objective of the entire programme will be to promote Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, as a tourist destination. On October 18, 1.71 lakh diyas or oil lamps would be lit at the Ram ki Paidi in Ayodhya, while an Ayodhya Heritage walk, a grand Shobha Yatra showing the entry of Lord Ram to Ayodhya, and his Raj Abhishek ceremony would be showcased, Mr. Awasthi said. Artists from Indonesia and Thailand will also stage Ramlila, the popular drama that enacts the Hindu deity's battle to kill the 10-headed demon king to rescue his wife Sita.

The budget presented by the Yogi government, which came to power in March, had special mention of Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura, earmarking ₹1,240 crore for the Ramayan, Buddhist and Krishna circuits in these cities.

Meanwhile, in Gujarat, the state government is constructing a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

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