Yogi reviews preparation for Bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya: Orders strict surveillance of Covid

03-08-2020

Ayodhya, (UNI)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday visited the places where the Bhoomi pujan programme would be held on August 5 and reviewed the preparation, including security and steps to contain spread of Covid-19.

He ordered strict surveillance of Covid during the function.
The CM first took an ariel view of the Ayodhya and then visited the places, including the Ram Lalla temple and other places. He also held meetings with officials, security personnel and others too.
"We've made all arrangements to ensure that there is no laxity on any count. Main focus is on COVID-19. The protocol has to be enforced very strictly. Only those who are invited should come here. All devotees want to come but PM will represent all of them," Mr Yogi said while talking to reporters after holding meeting with the officials.
However, Mr Adityanath appealed to the people that,"to witness this historic moment, it's essential that we light earthen lamps at our homes on August 4 and 5, religious leaders decorate temples, organise 'deepotsav' & 'akhand Ramayan Path' at temples, and remember their ancestors who sacrificed themselves for Ram Temple."
He reminded the people that after five centuries such a day has come when PM will lay the foundation of the Ram temple, so one should not miss the chance to celebrate it.
The CM has appealed to the Ram Bhakts to stay in their houses and watch the live function of the Bhoomi pujan on TV while reciting Akhand Ramayan and illuminating their houses and temples.
Mr Adityanath was scheduled to reach Ayodhya on Sunday but due to death of his ministerial colleague Kamla Rani Varun due to Covid , he postponed it for a day.
Before reaching to Ayodhya , the CM took an aerial survey of the flood affected districts of Gonda , Barabanki, Bahriach and other places.
Meanwhile, District Magistrate of Ayodhya Anuj Kumar Jha issued a notice that all the entry points of the district would be sealed from 1400 hrs of Tuesday.
He said except for mediapersons, none would be allowed all precautions would be taken to ensure that the local population do not have any problem.
The DM said that face masks and social distancing would be maintained at any cost and there will be strict monitoring of it.