Lucknow: After being renamed, Ayodhya will get a statue of Lord Ram as part of its identity, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said. .
“There will be a statue of Lord Ram here that would be a tourist attraction. Its particulars will be decided according to the land,” media reports quoted Yogi Adityanath as saying in Ayodhya, where he went for Diwali celebrations on Tuesday evening.
“Ayodhya’s identity is associated with Maryada Purshottam Bhagwan Shri Ram. There will be an idol for worshipping inside the temple but the other one will establish the town’s identity,” Adityanath said while speaking to reporters.
“We will work on everything that will honour the faith as well as establish Ayodhya’s identity. We are working towards giving the final touches to it,” the chief minister, who on Tuesday associated the temple town with honour, pride and prestige, said.
The government, he said, is working on the survey and various architects have suggested their designs for the statue. “We will keep working on it accordingly and proceed on it at the right moment.”
“People have demanded a grand structure at the place where Ram Lalla is. The government is also trying to give the same form to the place. And I think there will be a positive solution to the issue very soon,” he said while replying to a query.
Regarding the planned temple at the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi site, Yogi Adityanath said, “The temple was here and will be here but whatever happens will be within the parameters of the Constitution”.
The Uttar Pradesh government had announced its intention to build a landmark statue of Lord Ram last year, but there has been no progress since.
The Chief Minister also said the government will build an airport and a medical college.
While the airport will be named after Lord Ram, the medical college will be named after Raja Dashrath, the father of Lord Ram in the epic Ramayana.
–India Blooms News Service
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