Today in focus : Ayodhya’s Ram Janambhoomi pujan Ceremony
The much-awaited ceremony at the Ayodhya’s Ram janambhoomi site is happening today in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and others. The laying of the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will take place today. As many as 175 eminent guests, including 135 seers have been invited for the ceremony. PM Modi is expected to arrive for the ceremony at 11.30am. The UP government has announced a large number of development projects in Ayodhya, with an estimated budget of Rs 500 crore.
The ceremony has been the topic for popular public discussions and newsroom debates and while a large section of the population is eagerly awaiting the proceedings, the event has also been receiving criticism for the expenditure and timing amid the coronavirus pandemic from concerned individuals and activists. Over 300 people have appealed PM Modi not to attend the ceremony as the nation fights the coronavirus pandemic.The ground-breaking ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will take place on August 5. As many as 175 eminent guests, including 135 seers have been invited for the ceremony.
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