LUCKNOW: The contribution of late Paramhans Ramchandra Das in the Ram temple movement cannot be expressed in words, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday while paying homage to the saint in Ayodhya on his 19th death anniversary.
On the occasion, the saints of Ayodhya urged the Chief Minister to develop places in Ayodhya and rename them after prominent saints who were part of the Ram temple movement.
Adityanath was in Ayodhya at the invitation of Digambar Akhara chief Mahant Suresh Das, who is the successor of the late Paramhans Ramchandra Das.
After reaching Ayodhya, the Chief Minister paid tribute to the late Paramhans Ramchandra Das by visiting Ram Katha Park.
After this, Yogi Adityanath went to the Digambar Akhara where the main program was organized on the occasion of the late saint’s 19th death anniversary.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that it is because of the efforts of Paramhans Ramchandra Das and other saints that the Ram temple is being built in Ayodhya after 500 years of struggle.
The saints present on the occasion requested the Chief Minister to develop places and squares in Ayodhya and rename them after prominent saints, including late Paramhans Ramchandra Das and VHP leader Ashok Singhal.
It may be pointed out that the state government has renamed the major new ghat crossing in Ayodhya after the late Lata Mangeshkar, a Bharat Ratna awardee.
CM reviews temple construction
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also visited Ram Janmabhoomi and had darshan of Ram Lalla. The Chief Minister reviewed the ongoing construction work of the Ram temple during his stay at the Ram Janmabhoomi complex.
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust General Secretary Champat Rai apprised the Chief Minister about the ongoing construction activities.
Adityanath discussed the foundation work of the temple which has been completed.
He also inquired about the next phase of Ram temple construction.
Ayodhya administration officials apprised the Chief Minister about the ongoing development projects.