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Temple town should manifest finest of our traditions: PM Modi reviews Ayodhya development plan

Last year on August 5, Prime Minister Modi had visited Ayodhya to attend the 'Bhoomi pujan' at the Ram Janmbhoomi site.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 26, 2021 14:55 IST
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PM Modi reviews Ayodhya development plan 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the future vision of Ayodhya's development in a virtual meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Sources had confirmed on Friday that Adityanath would be presenting the plan, which includes modernisation, roads, infrastructure, railway station, airport and other several pending projects.

Meanwhile commenting on PM Modi's review meeting on the Ayodhya development plan, the head priest of the makeshift Ram temple Acharya Satyendra Das said, "It is a good thing. Until PM and CM of Uttar Pradesh will not associate with it, the development works will not be seen at the ground."

What PM Modi said in virtual meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the temple town in Uttar Pradesh should manifest the "finest of our traditions and the best of our developmental transformations", according to government sources. Speaking at the virtual meeting, which was also attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Modi described Ayodhya as a city that is etched in the cultural consciousness of every Indian.

"Ayodhya should manifest the finest of our traditions and the best of our developmental transformations," the prime minister was quoted by a government source as saying at the meeting.

Noting that Ayodhya is both spiritual and sublime, Modi said the human ethos of the city must be matched by futuristic infrastructure, which is beneficial for everyone including tourists and pilgrims, according to the sources.

The coming generations should feel the desire to visit Ayodhya at least once in their lifetime, Modi was quoted as saying.

The prime minister said that the way Lord Ram had the ability to bring people together, the development works of Ayodhya should be guided by a spirit of healthy public participation, especially the youth.

He also called for the skills of talented youngsters to be leveraged in this development of the city, the sources said. 

Earlier in February this year, Adityanath had said that the state government's proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the Centre.

"UP government's proposal for an international airport in Ayodhya has been approved by the Centre. About Rs 1,000 crore has been allocated to the district administration by the state government. The Central government has disbursed Rs 250 crore," the chief minister had said.

On tourism and pilgrimage in Ayodhya, he had said, "Ayodhya is popular for Ramjanmabhoomi. Work in Ayodhya is going on for the construction of Lord Ram temple. Lakhs of devotees and pilgrims visit Ayodhya. The city offers an amalgamation of spirituality and tourism and both the central and state governments are working for its development."

Last year on August 5, Prime Minister Modi had visited Ayodhya to attend the 'Bhoomi pujan' at the Ram Janmbhoomi site.

In February 2020, the prime minister had announced the constitution of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, to oversee the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. 

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