Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday performed ‘Jal Abhishek’ at Shree Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya with water from the Kabul River sent by a girl from Afghanistan. Adityanath said that the water was mixed with Gangajal and then poured at the Ram temple construction site as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s instruction, reported news agency ANI.
Earlier today, the UP CM told a media briefing at his official Lucknow residence that he will be visiting Ayodhya to review the preparation for the grand Deepotsav 2021 celebrations. He said that the primary goal of his Ayodhya visit, however, is to offer Shree Ram Janmabhoomi the water from the Kabul river sent by a girl in Afghanistan.
“A girl from Afghanistan has sent water from the Kabul river to honourable Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) to offer it at Shree Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya,” Adityanath said.
“From that point of view, I am going there specifically to add that sentiment to this event (Deepotsav) as well,” he added.