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Yogi Adityanath Continues Mission Ayodhya, Plans 100m Statue Of Lord Ram

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| October 10 , 2017 , 10:52 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given great importance to developing Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram, slighting even the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra, a slight which has not gone unnoticed by the public.

As a part of the plan to showcase "Navya Ayodhya" the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to build a 100m "grand statue" of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya. The proposal for the statue was presented by the Principal Secretary, Tourism, Awanish Kumar Awasthi before Governor Ram Naik as a part of UP state tourism department's initiative to promote religious tourism.

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The proposal for the Lord Ram statue at the Saryughat is yet to be sent to the National Green Tribunal for clearance. Other proposals include setting up a Ram Katha gallery on the banks of the river and establishing a multi-purpose auditorium in the Digambar Akhara premises.

Grand Diwali celebrations have also been planned in Ayodhya, which will begin from October 18, with UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor Naik, Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma in attendance. At Ram Ki Paidi, around 2 km from the disputed site of Lord Ram's birth, 1.71 lakh earthen lams will be lit and a Shobha Yatra will be conducted to depict the arrival of Lord Ram to Ayodhya with a symbolic “rajyabhishek” (coronation) ceremony as well.

For the integrated development projects of Ayodhya the UP state government had submitted a detailed project report (DPR) of Rs 195.89 crore to the Union Tourism Ministry out of which the ministry has provided Rs 133.70 crore to the state.