Ayodhya, 29 August: President Ram Nath Kovind reached Ayodhya on Sunday, the last day of his four-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Apart from paying obeisance to Ramlala Virajman ( infant lord Ram), the President Kovind will inaugurate the Ramayana Conclave to be organized for more than two months in 17 districts of the state.
Along with this, he will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of many projects. Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Tourism Minister Neelkanth Tiwari will be present in this program.
The President left for Ayodhya on Sunday at 9.40 am by Presidential Express from Charbagh railway station in Lucknow. He reached Ayodhya railway station at 11:30 am. There he was welcomed by the state’s Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Ayodhya Mayor Rishikesh Upadhyay was also present during this.
Entire Ayodhya has been lavishly decorated to welcome President Kovind. From the railway station to Hanumangarhi and Ram Janmabhoomi, various types of tableaux have been decorated on both sides of the roads. Eight platforms have been built on these paths. The houses along the streets and alleyways have been painted in yellow colour.
The Ramkatha Park where the Ramayana Conclave is to be inaugurated has been decorated like Kanak Bhavan. At the same time, teams of Railway Protection Force (RPF), Government Railway Police (GRP) and Civil Police are stationed all over the temple town for security. Ayodhya was completely sealed for security an hour before the arrival of the President. Surveillance is being done from the drone room from the ground to the sky. Barriers have been placed at all the entrances of Ayodhya city.
As long as the President stays in Ayodhya, there will be a ban on the movement of outsiders. Entry is being given to the local people after seeing the ID proof.
Prior to his arrival, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the venue and inspected each and every thing related to the system, so that there should be no shortage in the reception of President Kovind. Tourism Minister Neelkanth Tiwari was also present on this occasion.
On the arrival of the President, the State Tourism, Culture and Charitable Affairs Minister Neelkanth Tiwari had camped in Ayodhya on Saturday. He oversaw the preparations and gave necessary directions to the officials concerned. Tiwari is also the minister in charge of Ayodhya.
He told that Ayodhya is developing in a new form at this time. The state government has started about 150 development projects here.
Ramayana Conclave will run till November 2 in 17 districts
The Tourism Minister told that President Kovind will inaugurate the Ramayana Conclave today (Sunday). After that it will be organized in 17 districts of the state till November 2. During this, two-day programs will be organized in all the 17 districts, which will be based on the life philosophy and character of Lord Ram.
Tiwari told that the theme of the Ramayana Conclave being inaugurated on Sunday will be social harmony. Similarly, the proposed Ramayana conclaves at other places will be based on the themes of Bhatri Prem (Brotherly love), Sakha Prem etc.