BJP patriarch LK Advani, a key architect of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, has in released statement said that the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ram Temple will be a historical and emotional day for him as well as all Indians.
Advani won’t be in Ayodhya for the “bhumi poojan” because of his age. “Sometimes significant dreams in one’s life take a long time to fruition, but when they are finally realised, the wait becomes very worthwhile.
One such dream, close to my heart is now getting fulfilled” said Advani.
“PM Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone of the Ram Mandir is a historical and emotional day not only for me but for all Indians,” Advani said in a statement.
“I feel humbled that during the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, destiny made me perform a pivotal duty in the form of Ram Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya in 1990 which helped galvanise aspirations, energies and passions of its countless participants,” he said.
“A grand Mandir for Shri Ram at Ram Janmabhoomi has been a desire and mission for the BJP,” he said. “On this auspicious occasion, I want to express my gratitude to the scores of saints, leaders and people from India and the world over who made valuable contributions and sacrifices in the Ram Janmabhoomi Movement.”
“I am also very happy that due to the decisive verdict of the Supreme Court in November 2019, the construction of Shri Ram Mandir is getting started in an environment of tranquility. This will go a long way in strengthening the bond between Indians,” he said. “Shri Ram occupies an esteemed place in India’s cultural and civilizational heritage and is an embodiment of grace, dignity and decorum. It is my belief that this temple will inspire all Indians to imbibe His virtues.”