Last Updated: Jan 14, 2024
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Union Ministers and several BJP leaders on 14 Jan 2024, Sunday took part in a cleanliness drive at the pilgrimage sites in the national capital. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged everyone to launch cleanliness campaign at the pilgrimage sites from Makar Sankranti in preparation for the consecration ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on 22nd January.
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri held a cleanliness drive at the premises of Ramayan Vidyapeeth in Delhi. Minister of State for Culture Meenakashi Lekhi joined the campaign at the ancient Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place.
Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh chief ministers Yogi Adityanath, Bhupendra Patel, Bhajan Lal Sharma and Mohan Yadav joined the cleanliness campaign in Ayodhya, Gandhinagar, Jaipur, and Ujjain, respectively.
Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw attended the exercise at a temple in Baleswar in Odisha. Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan was among others who cleaned up temples in different places.
As part of the campaign, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya cleaned the Balkeshwar Hanuman Temple in Nirala Nagar in Lucknow. Another deputy chief minister, Brajesh Pathak, participated in the cleanliness drive at Dakshinmukhi Hanuman Temple in Lucknow.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha offered prayers at the Jagannath temple in Agartala and joined a cleanliness drive on the premises. BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee also took part in a cleanliness drive at Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Agaratala.
Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur participated in a cleanliness drive in Kalibari Temple in Shimla.
BJP President J P Nadda participated in a cleanliness drive at the Guru Ravidas Mandir in the national capital. In a social media post, Mr Nadda said, under the campaign, the party workers will do Shramdaan in various temples till the 22nd of this month and participate in bhajan-kirtan. He said the party leaders and workers will worship Lord Ram by lighting Ram Jyoti in their homes on 22nd January.