Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi penned a heartfelt letter to President Droupadi Murmu, describing his experience presiding over the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya as “the most unforgettable moments of my life.” He further emphasized the profound personal and spiritual impact this historic event had on him.
A Pilgrimage with Lasting Impact:
Expressing deep faith and connection to the sacred city, Modi wrote, “I travelled to Ayodhya Dham as a pilgrim. It is a place of immense faith and history, and I was overwhelmed after going there.” He acknowledged the immense privilege and responsibility that came with witnessing such a momentous occasion.
Honoring Centuries of Devotion:
The Prime Minister also referenced President Murmu’s mention of his 11-day ‘anushthan’ rituals, acknowledging the countless individuals who dedicated themselves to the Ram Mandir movement for centuries. He linked the spirit of devotion and perseverance with his own vision of inclusive national growth, “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas Aur Sabka Prayas” (“Collective effort, development for all, trust of all, and contribution of all”).
A New Chapter for India:
President Murmu, in her earlier letter, had commended Modi’s dedication and described the nationwide celebrations as a testament to India’s “eternal soul.” The Prime Minister echoed this sentiment, highlighting the positive impact of the Ram Mandir movement on national unity and progress. He pointed to the recent achievements under his leadership, including lifting 25 crore people out of poverty in the past decade.
Significance of the Exchange:
This exchange of letters between the President and the Prime Minister underscores the immense emotional and symbolic significance of the Ram Mandir consecration for the people of India. It marks the culmination of a long and complex journey, signifying a new chapter in the nation’s history and reflecting a deep sense of spiritual and cultural renewal.