Construction of Ram Temple an Instrument to Unite Country: PM Modi

Catch all the updates on the Ram Temple foundation-laying ceremony in Ayodhya here. 

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PM Modi performs ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday. 

Addressing a gathering of 175 people in Ayodhya after performing ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ for the Ram Temple, PM Narendra Modi said that despite efforts to eradicate Lord Ram’s existence, he still lives in our hearts and is the basis of our culture.

“The construction of the Ram Temple is an instrument to unite the country… Social harmony was the core principle of Lord Ram’s governance,” he was quoted by PTI as saying.

PM Modi was accompanied by UP CM Yogi Adityanath, UP Governor Anandiben Patel and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the stage for the grand event, which comes months after the Supreme Court’s verdict in the 2.77 acre land dispute case.

  • “A grand temple will now be built for our Ram Lalla who had been staying in a tent,” PM Modi said at the Ayodhya event
  • “This day brings the confidence needed for making India self-reliant,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said at the event
  • The PM’s foresight and wisdom paved way for a peaceful resolution of the Ram temple issue, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said
  • The city of Ayodhya was decked up for the mega event on Wednesday
  • However, amid concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak, the invite list for the event was kept short with 175 people
11:48 PM , 05 Aug

Devotees Light Diyas, Burst Crackers at several Places Across India

Devotees lit lamps at several places across India to mark the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

7:59 PM , 05 Aug

Rajiv Gandhi Opened the Locks in 1985, Others Taking Credit is Wrong: Kamal Nath

Congress leader Kamal Nath on said that late PM Rajiv Gandhi is to credit for the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

“Today is a historic day in our country, every Indian wanted construction of Ram Mandir to begin. Rajiv Gandhi ji had opened the lock in 1985, he said in 1989 that there will be Ram Rajya and temple should be built. If someone tries to take credit, it is wrong,” he said, as quoted by ANI.

7:40 PM , 05 Aug

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Performs Aarti at Banks of Saryu River

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat offers prayers at the banks of Saryu river and performed aarti .

6:29 PM , 05 Aug

Ram-Janaki Continues to Inspire Relationship of Two Nations: Nepal Envoy

N Acharya, Nepal envoy to India said that ‘Ram-Janaki’ continue to further strong ties between the two nations.

“Indian PM Modi laid Ram Temple's foundation stone in Ayodhya. Connected through Ram-Sita, relationship between the two countries is deep and strong. Ram-Janaki continues to inspire the relationship to become more cooperative and strong in modern times,” he said, as quoted by ANI.


Published: 05 Aug 2020, 10:24 AM IST