Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the consecration ceremony at the Ram temple in Ayodhya brought together millions of people and asserted that the collective strength of the country was visible at the time of the event.
In the first broadcast of Mann Ki Baat this year, Modi said Lord Ram’s government was a source of inspiration for the Constitution makers.
“And that is why on January 22 in Ayodhya I spoke about ‘Dev to Desh’ and ‘Ram to Rashtra’,” he said.
The consecration ceremony in Ayodhya has brought together millions of people of the country, he said.
“Everyone’s sentiment is the same, everyone’s devotion is the same. Ram is in everyone’s words, Ram is in everyone’s heart,” Modi said.
During this period, many people sang Ram bhajans and dedicated them to Lord Ram, while on the night of January 22 the entire country lit ‘Ram Jyoti’ and celebrated Diwali, he noted.
“During this time, the collective strength of the country was visible, which also forms the basis of our commitment to a developed India,” he said.
In his broadcast, Modi said many of the people recently honored with Padma awards were those who worked from the grassroots and away from the limelight to bring about big changes.
“I am very happy that the Padma award system has been completely transformed in the last decade. It has now become the people’s Padma,” he said.
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First published: January 28, 2024 | 11:42 am IS