LUCKNOW: SP chief expresses deep concern over poverty amid festive joy, sharing a poignant video of children pouring oil from lamps.
“Poverty amidst divinity… Where poverty forces one to carry oil from lamps, the light of celebration becomes dim. Our only wish is that such a festival comes in which not only the ghat but also the house of every poor gets illuminated, tweets Ex-UP CM Akhilesh Yadav.
Meanwhile, Ayodhya accomplished a spectacular feat during the ‘Deepotsav’ celebration, aglow with the radiance of over 22 lakh diyas spread across 51 ghats.
The tradition of illuminating Ayodhya with diyas dates back to the inception of the Yogi Adityanath government in 2017.
From a modest beginning with 51,000 diyas in 2017, the numbers surged to 4.10 lakh in 2019, over 6 lakh in 2020, and exceeded 9 lakh in 2021, securing Ayodhya a prestigious position in the Guinness World Records.