UP CM Adityanath to celebrate Diwali in Ayodhya

ANI | Updated: Oct 18, 2017 11:35 IST

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 18 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to celebrate Diwali in Ayodhya, the land of Lord Rama.

Adityanath will visit Ayodhya on October 18 and 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. (ANI)