Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the “historic moment” of the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya will enrich the Indian heritage and culture and take the country’s development journey to new heights.
PM Modi’s remarks came in response to President Droupadi Murmu’s two-page letter to him ahead of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ at the Ram temple.
Tagging the president’s letter, PM Modi said in a post in Hindi on X, “Honorable @rashtrapatibhvn ji, Thank you very much for your good wishes on the auspicious occasion of Ram Lalla’s consecration in Ayodhya Dham.” He added, “I am confident that this historic moment will further enrich Indian heritage and culture and take our development journey to new heights.”
माननीय @rashtrapatibhvn जी,
अयोध्या धाम में राम लला की प्राण-प्रतिष्ठा के पावन अवसर पर शुभकामनाओं के लिए आपका बहुत-बहुत आभार। मुझे विश्वास है कि यह ऐतिहासिक क्षण भारतीय विरासत एवं संस्कृति को और समृद्ध करने के साथ ही हमारी विकास यात्रा को नए उत्कर्ष पर ले जाएगा। https://t.co/GdPmx6cluS
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 21, 2024
Droupadi Murmu in her letter to the PM said that the nationwide celebratory atmosphere is an uninhibited expression of India’s eternal soul and start of a new cycle in the country’s resurgence.
President Murmu complimented PM Modi ahead of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’.
“…. as you prepare yourself to go for ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Prabhu Shri Ram’s ‘murti’ (idol) at the new temple built at his birthplace in Ayodhya, I can only contemplate the unique civilisational journey that will be accomplished with each step taken by you in the hallowed precincts,” she said.
President Murmu in her letter also referred to the 11-day rigorous ‘anushthan’ the prime minister has undertaken, and said that it is not only a sacred ritual but also a supreme spiritual act of sacrifice and submission to Lord Ram.
“We all are fortunate to witness the commencement of a new cycle in the resurgence of our nation,” she said.
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