As the day of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony draws nearer, the expectation among the faithful is increasing. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on January 16 said that the wait of 500 years for the faithful is about to get over. He also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that it was under his leadership that this was becoming a reality.
CM Pushkar Singh Dhami told the media that Cleanliness campaigns are being run everywhere in Uttarakhand ahead of the Pran Pratishtha programme on January 22.
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“The moment which was awaited for more than 500 years is about to come into our lives. Thanks to the Prime Minister, under his leadership and due to his work style & governance, people across the country and all devotees of Bhagwan Ram are getting this opportunity to witness this beautiful moment. It is a matter of pride for us,” he said.
“Cleanliness campaigns are being run everywhere in Uttarakhand. In all our religious places, ghats, temples, public places, preparations for this festival are being carried out by running a public campaign,” he added.
Meanwhile, in response to the Prime Minister’s call for cleaning up of temples, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 16 swept the floor of Hanuman Mandir in Lucknow. He was in Lucknow to attend the Army Day events.
Rajnath Singh reached Hanuman Setu temple near Lucknow University in the morning, where he picked a broom and clean the floor. Thereafter, he offered prayers.
“Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi has called upon all the countrymen to contribute towards cleanliness in the temples around them. Today, I went to Hanuman Setu temple in Lucknow and did Shramdaan under #SwachhTeerth campaign and got the privilege of serving Hanumanji,” the Defence Minister said in a post on ‘X’.
हनुमान तेहि परसा कर पुनि कीन्ह प्रनाम, ⁰राम काजु कीन्हें बिनु मोहि कहाँ बिश्राम।
प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi ने समस्त देशवासियों से आह्वान किया है कि सभी लोग अपने आस पास के मंदिरों में स्वच्छता के लिए श्रमदान करें।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 16, 2024
Union Minister Anurag Thakur cleaned the premises of Hanuman Temple at Connaught Place (CP) in Delhi on January 16.
Anurag Thakur, while speaking to media personnel, said, “PM Modi has urged everyone to clean the temples across the country… I also participated in the drive… I want to tell the citizens that there is no devotion bigger than maintaining cleanliness at our religious places…”
(with inputs from ANI)