Bengaluru: With just a few days left for the bhumi puja at Ayodhya to be performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has penned an opinion piece for the Sunday Guardian. 

Here are a few excerpts: 

“It is truly gratifying that Lord Ram has given our generation the opportunity to treasure this in our lifetime and leave a religious legacy to the posterity to revere and adore. It will also be an event to recall the sacrifice of thousands of devotees who are not with us to witness this monumental event.” 

“The whole movement managed to expose a few partisan thought processes of pseudo-secularism and communal appeasement, threatening the nationalist ideology, which was developed over the years by the penance of our great sages and saints. It was not to be though.” 

“The Ayodhya movement to free the land of Lord Ram has been a long-drawn struggle, which culminated into a victory of truth and justice which will inspire generations to come. It is time to forget the bitterness of the past and write a new script of bonhomie, faith and development.” 

“We should pay our gratitude to all our forefathers who have departed to their heavenly abode without being able to witness a moment they have longed for all their lives. Let us all pray to Shri Ram to bring prosperity in the country and bless all. Shri Ram will always shower blessings on us and ensure our welfare.” 

A note on bhumi puja 

After the top court ruled in favour of Hindus last November, a trust was formed to erect a magnificent temple at Ayodhya. As the PM lays the foundation stone, he will be accompanied by BJP stalwarts like LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi (virtual presence), BJP chief Mohan Bhagwat, and UP CM Yogi Adityanath himself.