Ram Temple ‘bhoomi pujan’: Who said what | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After laying the foundation stone for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the ‘bhoomi pujan‘ event as an “emotional moment” for the entire country and added that “every heart is illuminated today”.
“Ram Mandir will become the modern symbol of our traditions. It’ll become a symbol of our devotion, our national sentiment,” PM Modi said.
Various leaders hailed the historic event, and hoped the country progressed further and that people follow the ideals of Lord Ram.
Here is who said what on the occasion:
President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind said that laying of the foundation stone of Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya defines India’s spirit of social harmony and people’s zeal.
He said it will be a testimony to ideals of ‘Ram Rajya’ and a symbol of modern India.
“Felicitations to all for the foundation laying of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Being built in tune with law, it defines India’s spirit of social harmony and people’s zeal. It will be a testimony to ideals of RamRajya and a symbol of modern India,” Kovind tweeted.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu
The construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is much more than a religious affair and the structure will stand as a tribute to the best of timeless human values, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday.
He also said that Lord Ram’s conduct and values constitute the core of the consciousness of India, cutting across all kinds of divisions and barriers, and they are still relevant today.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other like-minded organisations worked for nearly 30 years to fulfil the resolve of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Wednesday.
The RSS chief mentioned BJP patriarch L K Advani and the late VHP leader Ashok Singhal among others for their contribution to the temple movement.
This day brings the confidence needed to make India self-reliant, Bhagwat told the gathering.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Lord Ram is the ultimate embodiment of supreme human values and can never appear in cruelty, hatred or injustice.
In a tweet in Hindi, Gandhi said, “Maryada Purshottam Lord Ram is the ultimate embodiment of supreme human values. He is the core of humanism embedded deep in our hearts”.
“Ram is love, he can never appear in hatred. Ram is compassion, he can never appear in cruelty. Ram is justice, he can never appear in injustice,” he said.

Home minister Amit Shah
Terming the foundation laying of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a “historic and proud day” for India, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said it heralds the beginning of a new era.
He said by starting the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a golden chapter in the history of the great Indian civilisation, and asserted that the government remains committed to the preservation of Indian culture and its values.

BJP president JP Nadda
“On this historical, auspicious occasion, I thank PM Modi who fulfilled the wishes of the public and our oath of constructing the Ram Janmabhoomi temple by bhoomi pujan and laying the foundation stone. Jai Shri Ram,” Nadda’s tweet, roughly translated from Hindi, read.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said, “Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai, Aapas mein hain Bhai Bhai! Mera Bharat Mahaan, Mahaan Hamara Hindustan.”
“Our country has always upheld the age-old legacy of unity in diversity, and we must preserve this to our last breath,” she tweeted.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal sent his best wishes to fellow citizens on the bhoomi poojan of the Ram temple.
“May we continue to receive Lord Ram’s blessings. May his blessings also help the country get rid of poverty, starvation and poverty and India emerges as the world’s most powerful country and guide the world in the coming times. Jai Shri Ram. Jai Bajrang Bali,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said today is a historic day and we can all feel the joy of this moment.
“The grand Ram temple is also the temple of the country. It is also a celebration of India’s pride, self respect and our spiritual inheritance,” he said in Hindi.

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala
Extending best wishes to people on the bhoomi poojan function, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said “We hope the ideals of sacrifice, duty, compassion, generosity, unity, fraternity, harmony and courtesy preached by Lord Ram will become the guiding force for the country.”

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot stressed that there was a need to focus on establishment of an egalitarian society based on values espoused by Lord Ram.
“Lord Ram holds a unique place in our culture & civilization. His life teaches us the importance of truth, justice, equality of all, compassion & brotherhood. We need to focus on establishing an egalitarian society based on the values espoused by #LordRam,” he said in a tweet.

SP leader Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav hoped the present and future generations will sincerely follow the path shown by ‘Maryada Purushottam’ and will do good to all and bring peace.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh congratulated the people of the country on the foundation laying of Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, saying it fulfills the “long cherished desire” of every Indian.
“My heartiest congratulations to the people of India on the historic foundation laying of #RamMandir in #Ayodhya, which fulfills the long cherished desire of every Indian. Lord Ram’s universal message of Dharma remains the guiding light not just for India but for the world,” the chief minister said in a tweet.

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