Ahead of the Pran Pratistha of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor Professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit referred to the event as the “resurgence” of Indian civilisation. Pandit told the media on January 12 that she will also celebrate the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ at her home.
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“The Ram Mandir movement is a movement of self-pride & self-esteem. It is a resurgence of the Indian civilisation and the Bharatiya identity for every human being and Indian. Bhagwan Ram is a symbol of unity in diversity. I will celebrate it (Ram Temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’) at my home. As a citizen, an academician, I am proud of my civilisation because it is one of the greatest civilisations,” said Professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit.
On January 11, VHP International Working President Alok Kumar and Ayodhya Ram Mandir Construction Committee Chairman Nripendra Mishra extended an invitation to the ‘pranpratishtha’ ceremony to Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Jagdeep Dhankhar said he would convey a suitable time to visit the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and thousands of seers from across the country have been invited to the ceremony.
Ahead of the event, volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates, including the VHP, have been reaching out to people across the country and inviting them to join the consecration ceremony by offering prayers at the temples in their neighbourhoods.
(with inputs from ANI)