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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath arrives in Ayodhya to celebrate Diwali

The plan is to make Ayodhya synonymous with Diwali; just as Barsana is known for its Holi.

Published: 18th October 2017 05:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2017 05:04 PM   |  A+A-

Yogi Adityanath garlands Lord Rama in Ayodhya as part of Diwali celebrations on Wednesday. (ANI)

By ANI

AYODHYA (UTTAR PRADESH): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Ayodhya to celebrate Diwali today.
 
The UP chief minister will attend the grand Diwali celebrations at Saryu Ghat.
 
Speaking on the preparations for the same to ANI, Manoj Kumar Mishra, DC Faizabad, said, "Security has been beefed up in all parts of the city, especially the sensitive areas.  Our intelligence sources are also alert. Keeping in mind that this is Diwali time, it will also be ensured that there is no problem to the general public."

The plan is to make Ayodhya synonymous with Diwali; just as Barsana is known for its Holi, he added.
 
Yesterday, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister told ANI that his government is organising a special event on Diwali in Ayodhya and it will be a world-class event.

 

 The objective of organising this event is to promote Ayodhya as a tourist hotspot.
 
Adityanath will also perform the grand "aarti" of River Saryu, followed by the lighting of lamps.



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