Deepotsav 2020: Bigger budget, bigger celebration but lesser public this Diwali

The annual ‘Deepotsav’ programme in Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali, will not be cancelled due to the continued pandemic. Instead the event will be on a grander scale this year but with lesser public participation.

Since this is the first Deepotsav being held after the commencement of the Ram temple construction, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wants the celebration to be grander than ever. Keeping this in mind the chief minister has asked the cultural department to present a detailed presentation for Deepotsav 2020.

“The Chief Minister wants the Deepotsav this year to be a memorable event. We will ensure that people across the world see the event virtually,” said an official.

Sources said that the state tourism department is looking to beautify the temple town in an eclectic way.

The Deepotsav will see the installation of LED lightboxes in the city. Made of acrylic sheet, the boxes will illuminate the area in a brand-new way. The city roads will also see a stunning life-size structure depicting the ‘Ram Darbar’ on a chariot.

It will come up with an independent lighting arrangement.

Ayodhya made a world record of lighting 5.51 lakh diyas. The event had earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Record. This year as well we are aimed to create a guinness book of world record said Dr. Neelkanth Tiwari

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