Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday (October 31, 2021) offered waters from Afghanistan's Kabul river sent by an Afghan girl at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya. The water from the Kabul river to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be offered 'at the site where a temple of Lord Ram is being constructed'.
"A girl from Afghanistan capital Kabul had sent water of the Kabul river to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for offering it at the spot where the massive temple of lord Ram is being built," the chief minister was quoted as saying by ANI.
"I have come to Ayodhya to offer the water of the Kabul river and the Ganga at the 'nirman sthal' (construction site) of the Ram temple," he says in the video.
The chief minister hailed the gesture, terming it as a part of her rich religious feeling attached to the Ayodhya temple. He said, "(even) in such a situation the gesture of the girl of sending the water for offering at the Ram temple deserves praise".
The state has announced that 12 lakh "diyas" (earthen lamps) collected from all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh would be lit in Ayodhya this year as part of Diwali celebrations.