New Delhi, Aug 5: “I believe that this grand Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya, like the name of Shri Ram, will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture. I believe it will inspire the entire humanity till eternity. Social harmony was core principle of Lord Ram’s governance. Ram is everywhere, Ram belongs to all,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Wait of centuries has ended: Modi after Ram temple ‘bhoomi pujan’
“Many people made sacrifices for the Ram temple. I pay my respects to all of them,” the prime minister said after the ground-breaking ceremony of the temple at the spot where many devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born. Despite efforts to eradicate Lord Ram’s existence, he lives in our hearts and is the basis of our culture, Modi said.
“Social harmony was the core principle of Lord Ram’s governance,” the prime minister said. The construction of the Ram temple, he said, is an instrument to unite the country.
The Ram temple construction will lift the economy of the entire region, Modi said. The prime minister unveiled a plaque and released a commemorative postal stamp.
Ram resides in the culture of India’s neigbours: PM Modi
“With the construction of this temple, not only history is being made, but is being repeated. The way boatmen to tribals helped Lord Ram, the way children helped Lord Krishna lift Govardhan mountain, similarly, with everyone’s efforts temple construction will be completed,” PM Modi said likening the fight for temple to the freedom struggle. “Ram Mandir will transform the economy of Ayodhya. Ram resides in the culture of India’s neigbours. Ram is an emblem of India’s Unity in Diversity.”