Saturday, September 30, 2017

Chalo Ayodhya- Quest for Ram Mandir by NRI group




at VHP office RKP Delhi
AroundDelhi.com feels honoured to be part of the Chalo Ayodhya Dham movement initiated by group of more than 135 Indians and NRIs from more than 22 countries including Hongkong, Singapore, Ukraine, Austria, Macau, USA and Italy. The aim was to request the Central and the State Govt of UP to expedite the process of clearing the decks for making of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

at BJP office Ashoka road
This auspicious Chalo Ayodhya trip was the brain child of Mr Sohan Goenka, an NRI from Hongkong along with 3 of his close friends. The friends felt the need to create awareness among NRIs from across the World along with like minded Indian Hindu friends  about the Ram Janambhoomi issue and requesting the centre and the state government to resolve the hurdles in the making of the Ram Mandir at the designated site.  



May 4, 2017

The event start with felicitation of all the members followed by lunch at the RK Puram office of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. VHP President G Raghava Reddy and Secretary General Champatrai addressed the august gathering. Mr Anand Goel of VHP was the sanchalak for the meeting.
The guests were then shifted to Hotel Hyatt Regency in Volvo buses assisted by the Around Delhi escorts. In the evening the group met the BJP President Mr Amit Shah at the BJP office and submitted a memorandum for construction of the Ram Mandir at the Ram Janam Bhoomi at Ayodhya. A dinner was hosted for the delegates at the BJP Office.

May 5, 2017
On Day 2 Delegates headed towards Ayodhya via Lucknow by Air.
Airconditoned buses were arranged from Lucknow airport to take the group to Ayodhya. Packed lunch was served in the buses. On reaching Ayodhya the group was helped by local VHP unit for transfer to the Ram Janam Bhoomi on E rickshaws. With great 'shradha' the
Bricks donated for Ram Mandir by Devotees

devotees had the darshan of the Ram Lalla at the disputed Ram Janambhoomi. The site is heavily guarded by the CRPF and many restrictions are placed on the devotees visiting the Temple site. Timings are 6 am to 12 noon and 2 Pm to 6 PM. No leather articles, mobiles etc. is allowed to be carried to the site. The idols of Ram lalla are kept in a make shift temple. No signs of the Babri Masjid is seen which was brought down by the kar sevaks in 1992. The group also visited the SIta Rasoi and Hanuman gadi and finally offered puja at Saryu Nadi banks and took a boat ride in the river.


Day 3 
After an early morning breakfast, the group visited the karyshala at Karsevakpuram, where construction for pillars for Ram Mandir was under full swing. The NRI group also saw the bricks send  for the Ram Mandir by devotees from across India.
it was back to Lucknow where they met the UP CM Mr Adityanath Yogi and repeated their humble request to Yogi Ji for the construction of the Mandir. A lunch was hosted for the delegates at his residence in their honor. Mr Yogi in his speech also elaborated the steps being taken to clean up the religious centres and rivers of UP.

Around Delhi Holidays Pvt ltd made arrangements for their stay at Delhi and Lucknow, logistics arrangements at Delhi, Lucknow and Ayodhya and in beween snacks and refreshments etc. The tour was handled by the director of the company Dr Rakesh Anand himself with full support of the AroundDelhi staff. 

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Dr Rakesh Anand

Director, Around Delhi Holidays Pvt Ltd