.The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has recently passed a proposal announcing elaborate arrangements to commemorate the auspicious occasion when Ram Lalla, the deity representing Bhagwan Ram, will be enshrined in his sanctum sanctorum on January 22, 2024. The civic body has proposed an array of festivities, including the adornment of religious and public spaces with decorative lights and the illumination of lamps.
As per the resolution, the civic authorities intend to embellish key religious and public sites across Chandigarh to mark the divine event. The Mayor of Chandigarh, Anoop Gupta, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming celebrations and extended his best wishes to all citizens. In addition to traditional festivities, the city is set to host laser shows depicting episodes from the Ramayana, Ram Katha, and virtual tours showcasing the magnificence of Ayodhya.
The decision to celebrate this significant religious event on a grand scale has been lauded by various quarters, with the National Spokesperson of Vishva Hindu Parishad, Vinod Bansal, expressing his approval on social media. In a tweet, Bansal commended the proactive stance of Chandigarh’s Municipal Corporation and urged all citizens to participate in the festivities. He emphasised the importance of commemorating the cultural and spiritual heritage of India on a national level.
चंडीगढ़ नगर निगम ने एक प्रस्ताव पारित करके कहा है कि आगामी 22 जनवरी को जब रामलला अपने गर्भगृह में विराजमान हो रहे होंगे तो उसे समय चंडीगढ़ के धार्मिक और सार्वजनिक स्थलों की भी सजावट कर वहां दीप मलिकाएं सजेंगीं। लेजर शो के जरिए रामायण, राम कथा और अयोध्या दर्शन जैसे कार्यक्रमों के…
— विनोद बंसल Vinod Bansal (@vinod_bansal) November 29, 2023
The Mayor, Anoop Gupta, acknowledged the blessings and support of all council members and reiterated the significance of the celebration, viewing it as an opportunity for the entire nation to unite in revelry. The proposed events aim to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the cultural richness and spiritual significance embedded in the tale of Bhagwan Ram.
As the nation gears up for this grand celebration, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s proposal is expected to set a precedent for other regions to celebrate religious and cultural events with grandeur and fervour. The festivities are not merely seen as a local celebration but as an opportunity for the entire country to come together in the spirit of unity and shared cultural heritage.