Here are the highlights of Prime Minister Modi's speech from Ayodhya

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  • The Prime Minister began his speech with “Jai Siya Ram” and assured the people that a grand temple will be built for Ram Lalla, the infant Ram, who had been living in a temporary tent for years.
  • He referred to the epitome of morals & dharma "Maryada Purushottam Ram" to stress on the observation of similar "maryada" (limits) in today's life.
  • Here are the top highlights of his speech in Ayodhya today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on August 5, visited Ayodhya after almost three decades to lay the foundation of the grand Ram temple.

Prime Minister began his speech with “Jai Siya Ram” and assured the people that a grand temple will be built for Ram Lalla, the infant Ram, who had been living in a temporary tent for years.Modi went on to link Lord Ram with modern times and said, "Lord Ram has shown us the path of realisation and research."


"Ram is for everyone, Ram is within everyone," he said. He referred to the epitome of morals & dharma "Maryada Purushottam Ram" to stress on the observation of similar "maryada" (limits) in today's life. The Prime Minister exhorted citizens to follow a similar "maryada" in times of the Covid-19 pandemic by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
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Here are the top highlights of his speech in Ayodhya today —

  • “Thousands of years ago, in the Ramayana of Valmiki, Lord Ram was guiding ancient India, in the Middle Ages, Ram was pushing India through Tulsi, Kabir and Nanak, the same Ram was present in Bapu's hymns as a force of non-violence and satyagraha during the freedom struggle.”
  • "India is emotional as decades of wait has ended. Crores won't believe that they have seen this day in our lifetime. For years, our Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram) lived beneath a tent, now he will reside in a grand temple built by Ram bhakts. Today, Ram Janambhoomi has been liberated."
  • “Many people made sacrifices for the Ram temple. I pay my respects to all of them, the prime minister said after the ground-breaking ceremony of the temple at the spot where many devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born.”
  • “Social harmony was the core principle of Lord Ram's governance.”
  • “Ram speaks, thinks, according to time, place and circumstances. Ram teaches us to grow with time. Ram is in favor of change, Ram is in favor of modernity.”
  • "Ram is carved in our mind, mixed with us. You see the amazing power of Lord Ram -- buildings were destroyed, every attempt was made to eradicate his existence. But he still remains in our mind."
  • “I believe that this grand Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya, like the name of Shri Ram, will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture. I believe it will inspire the entire humanity till eternity.”
He arrived in Ayodhya in a helicopter where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath among others received him.

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Before the function to lay the foundation stone of the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir', marking the end of the BJP's mandir' movement that defined its politics for three decades, the prime minister took part in prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple.

From there, he travelled to the 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi' where he performed prayers at the 'Bhagwan Shree Ramlala Virajman'.

He also planted a Parijat (Indian night jasmine) sapling.

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(With inputs from IANS and PTI)

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