Ayodhya gearing up for fourth Deepotsav celebrations – art and culture

Ayodhya is gearing up for the fourth Deepotsav celebrations began by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in 2017, the primary for the reason that outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the graduation of the Ram temple development, with preparations happening in full swing to make it a historic and memorable occasion.

The celebrations that went on for 5 to seven days within the earlier years will likely be held for three days this 12 months.

Grand cultural evenings will likely be organised through the celebrations, with main girls participation to advertise the “Mission Shakti” marketing campaign.

The culture division has ready a street map for this and has began work on it. In order to make the pageant a grand success, girls artistes from Uttar Pradesh and different states will make Ayodhya a centre of grand celebrations on the event of the coronation ceremony of Lord Ram coming back from exile, officers stated.

“The fourth Deepotsav will promote Mission Shakti through its cultural programmes. The theme of the celebrations will be women empowerment. Hundreds of women will showcase their talent in all the events. Not only this, the Ramlila at Ram Katha Park will be organised by women this year and most of the volunteers involved in the lighting of diyas at the main event held on the banks of the Sarayu river will be women,” Additional Chief Secretary Awaneesh Awasthi informed PTI.

Talking to PTI, Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha stated, “Amidst the echoes and hails of Lord Ram, 5.51 lakh earthen lamps will illuminate the city of Ayodhya. Preparations for the Deepotsav celebrations are on in full swing.” The prime forms and police brass of Uttar Pradesh visited Ayodhya on Sunday to take inventory of the preparations for the celebrations beginning November 13.

Officials knowledgeable that every one the Covid-related protocols will likely be strictly adhered to and all roads resulting in the Sarayu river and Ramjanmabhoomi will likely be barricaded. Nobody apart from the invitees will likely be allowed on the Deepotsav venue, the place the governor and the chief minister will likely be current, they added.

Awasthi stated, “This will be the fourth Deepotsav in Ayodhya after it started in 2017. It has been given the status of a state fair. The chief minister has given elaborate instructions for this Deepotsav as for the first time in 492 years, after the apex court mandated in favour of the Ram mandir, the temple of Ram Janmabhoomi will be illuminated with thousands of diyas, along with about 300 other religious sites, including temples, ghats and kunds.” “This Deepotsav will be celebrated under the strict guidelines related to Covid-19, maintaining social distancing,” he added.

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 S N Savant, Director General, Tourism GN Ravikumar and Director, Information Shishir have been among the many authorities functionaries who visited Ayodhya to take inventory of the Deepotsav preparations.

The essential occasion will begin at 3 pm on November 13. It will likely be broadcast dwell on public handle methods and confirmed on 70 LED vans in Ayodhya. State broadcaster Doordarshan may even telecast the dwell protection.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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