India’s Ayodhya gains recognition from BJP

October 19, 2017 Asia , India , Opinion , OPINION/NEWS

By

Ratnesh Dwivedi

 

Ayodhya, October 19, Deepawali (Diwali). The small pilgrim town of Ayodhya, under two BJP governments in India, yesterday gained some recognition when the Chief Minister of State of Uttar Pradesh organized a world record Deepawali (Festival of Lights) by lighting 17,7000 Diyas (earthern lamps) on the banks of the Holy and mighty river Saryu.

 

The show was accompanied by a laser art show of Ram Leela (The Life Cycle of Lord Rama). The town Ayodhya, cited in History as the birthplace of Lord Rama, has been in the news for a Ram temple/ Babri Mosque dispute for close to 7 decades and is also famous for hosting approximately 3,000 temples in an area of a mere 5 square kilometres.

 

This year when the center government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was busy sorting out many national and international issues, the state government of Uttar Pradesh led by a noted monk (now Chief Minister) of Gorakshpeeth planned to give a boost to residents of this small pilgrim town by celebrating the never seen Deepawali on the banks of the Saryu on the South of which Ayodhya stands.

 

While talking to local residents they expressed their happiness that at last a government has given some attention to the town which gave two BJP governments.

 

Not only was this celebration witnessed by locals, but from people outside India accompanied through many developmental schemes.

 

Many believe that it may be seen as a precursor to the exercise of building a glorious Ram Temple in Ayodhya and setting up the tallest Statue of Lord Ram on the banks of Saryu.

 

 

 

 

Ratnesh Dwivedi

Ratnesh Dwivedi is a seasoned Academician, Author, Journalist, NASA Certified Educator and Consultant with 15 plus years in teaching and corporate. He has seen the changing face of global politics and has written extensively on International Affairs.

He serves on board of a dozen global firms ranging from Mining, Oil & Gas, Electricity, Energy, Cyber Security, Intelligence, Defence and Counter Terrorism having the finest people from the corporate world and Goverment onboard.

He holds memberships with global organizations such as ECREA-Brussels, Mission Essential-Virginia, Global Ethics Network-Washington, American Astronomical Society-Washington, Internet Society-Virginia, CSIS-PONI-Washington, RTDNA-Washington, NSTA-Virginia, EIN News Desk, Bush Presidential Center, Texas, etc.

He has authored five books. The Story of an Intern is a Reportage, The Cosmic Mask is a Space Fiction, Third and fourth are awarded academic books. His fifth book, US Intelligence and Cost of War talks about USA Military engagements in the Middle East.

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