Sharad Pawar to skip Jan 22 Ayodhya event, will go later

In a letter to the Ram Janmabhoomi General Secretary, Pawar said he had plans to visit Ayodhya later with more time in hand for 'darshan' of Ram Lalla

Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar has said that he will not attend the Shri Ram Temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony on 22 January  (photo: IANS)
Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar has said that he will not attend the Shri Ram Temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony on 22 January (photo: IANS)
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Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar has said that he will not attend the Shri Ram Temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony on 22 January in Ayodhya.

Pawar, 83, who received an invite for the ceremony, has written a brief letter to the Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra General Secretary Champat Rai on the issue, promising to go at a later date with more time in hand for a 'darshan'.

“Lord Ram is revered not only in India, but around the world by millions of his devoted followers. There is great enthusiasm among the Ram Bhakts over the Ayodhya ceremonies and they are reaching there in huge numbers. Through them I shall also derive the joy of the historic occasion,” Pawar said.

However, the NCP supremo added that after the 22 January event, it will be possible to take a proper and relaxed 'darshan' of Ram Lalla.

“I have plans to come to Ayodhya for some engagements. At that time, I shall take out sufficient time for a darshan of Shri Ram Lalla with full faith. By that time, even the construction works of the Ram Temple will also be completed,” said Pawar.

He expressed his gratitude to Rai for the invite and also conveyed his best wishes for the upcoming grand ceremonies in Ayodhya next Monday. (22 January).

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Published: 17 Jan 2024, 12:06 PM
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