Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend grand celebrations for Diwali in Ayodhya on Wednesday. He will take part in ‘Deepotsav,’ a mega event to celebrate the festival of lights. The “Deepotsav” will be organised on the ‘Ram Ki Paidi’ where the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will light almost 2 lakh earthen lamps.
Prominent buildings and ghats will be illuminated with lights to attract tourists. The objective of the entire programme will be to promote Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, as a tourist destination.
A heritage walk, a ‘yatra’ reminiscing the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya, and the launch of several schemes by the chief minister and other dignitaries will be part of the programme.
To add a touch of fantasy to the event, a chopper decorated as the mythological ‘Pushpak Viman’, will descend on Ram Katha Park with artistes decked up to resemble Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman. The Ramlila will be staged by artistes from Indonesia and Thailand.
A grand “aarti” of River Saryu will also be performed by Chief Minister Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik followed a 22-minute laser show with special sound effects on Ramayana, which has been touted as the major attraction during the mega event at Ram Katha Park.
Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma will be present on the occasion. The Union Tourism ministry has sanctioned Rs 133.70 crore for making Ayodhya a tourism hub. More than 1,000 policemen along with 10 companies of PAC and two companies of RAF have been deployed for security of the VVIPs during the event.
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