Yogi govt. to set world record by lighting two lakh diyas on Diwali

ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2017 21:16 IST

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India] October 17 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government is all set to make a new Guinness World Record by lighting around two lakh diyas on the banks of the Saryu River in Ayodhya on the occasion of Diwali.

Preparations for registering the historic event are in full swing and orders have been placed for two lakh earthen lamps.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will arrive in Ayodhya on October 18.

He will welcome the 'Ram Shobha Yatra' of the ongoing Ram Leela in Ram Katha Park.

Most of the Diyas that will be used for the mega event are being manufactured at Kumhartola of Harsinghpur.

In order to make the event a success, students from RML Awadh University Faizabad have been roped in as volunteers.

As per the University administration, around 2,000 students will be working from a day before to a day after the event as volunteers and will help in making the event a success.

The first diya will be lighted by the chief guest Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath himself, post which every student will light up the diyas.

This is for the first time that the Uttar Pradesh Government has made an announcement for holding a grand function on Diwali in Ayodhya.

Instructions have also been given to the authorities to illuminate the reputed buildings of Ayodhya as a part of Diwali celebrations.

They have also been instructed to decorate 10,000 temples of Ayodhya town and Saryu Ghat.(ANI)

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