'Without Ram, Ayodhya is not Ayodhya': President Kovind inaugurates Ramayana Conclave during 4-day trip to UP; see photos

Karishma JangidUpdated: Sunday, August 29, 2021, 05:31 PM IST
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President Ram Nath Kovind with UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurate Ramayana Conclave and laying foundation stone of various projects of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh at Ayodhya, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. | PTI

President Ram Nath Kovind, on Sunday, visited the temple town of Ayodhya on Sunday and inaugurated Ramayana Conclave while also commending Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the campaign that has been launched by the Uttar Pradesh government to take Ramayana to common people through art and culture.

The President along with First Lady Savita Kovind and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya, where they offered prayers.

They also offered prayers and planted a sapling at Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

After offering prayers at Hanuman Garhi and Ram Temple, the President along with the First Lady left from Ayodhya to Lucknow by a special train. Earlier, the President reached Ayodhya by a special train from Lucknow. He was received by Governor Anandiben Patel and the Chief Minister on his arrival.

President Ram Nath Kovind is on a four-day UP visit from August 26. Yesterday, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday inaugurated the Mahayogi Gorakhnath Vishwavidyalaya in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.

Gorakhpur: President Ram Nath Kovind with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel, during a ceremony for laying of the foundation stone for the Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH Vishwavidyalaya, in Gorakhpur, Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Gorakhpur: President Ram Nath Kovind with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel, during a ceremony for laying of the foundation stone for the Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH Vishwavidyalaya, in Gorakhpur, Saturday, August 28, 2021. | PTI

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH University, during a ceremony in Gorakhpur, Saturday, August 28, 2021. First Lady Savita Kovind, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel are also seen.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH University, during a ceremony in Gorakhpur, Saturday, August 28, 2021. First Lady Savita Kovind, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel are also seen. | PTI

President Ram Nath Kovind at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH Vishwavidyalaya, in Gorakhpur on Saturday.

President Ram Nath Kovind at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath AYUSH Vishwavidyalaya, in Gorakhpur on Saturday. | ANI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felicitates President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of the Mahayogi Gorakhnath Vishwavidyalaya, in Gorakhpur on Saturday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felicitates President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of the Mahayogi Gorakhnath Vishwavidyalaya, in Gorakhpur on Saturday. | ANI

Artists rehearse a cultural dance to welcome President Ram Nath Kovind on his arrival, in Ayodhya on Sunday.

Artists rehearse a cultural dance to welcome President Ram Nath Kovind on his arrival, in Ayodhya on Sunday. | ANI

Artists rehearse a cultural dance to welcome President Ram Nath Kovind on his arrival, in Ayodhya on Sunday.

Artists rehearse a cultural dance to welcome President Ram Nath Kovind on his arrival, in Ayodhya on Sunday. | ANI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses during the inauguration of Ramayana Conclave by President Ram Nath Kovind at Ram Katha Park, in Ayodhya on Sunday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses during the inauguration of Ramayana Conclave by President Ram Nath Kovind at Ram Katha Park, in Ayodhya on Sunday. | ANI

President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of Ramayana Conclave at Ram Katha Park, in Ayodhya on Sunday.

President Ram Nath Kovind during the inauguration of Ramayana Conclave at Ram Katha Park, in Ayodhya on Sunday. | ANI

President Ram Nath Kovind with UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurate Ramayana Conclave and laying foundation stone of various projects of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh at Ayodhya, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

President Ram Nath Kovind with UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurate Ramayana Conclave and laying foundation stone of various projects of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh at Ayodhya, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. | PTI

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Ramayana Conclave and laying foundation stone of various projects of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh at Ayodhya, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Ramayana Conclave and laying foundation stone of various projects of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh at Ayodhya, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. | PTI

resident Ram Nath Kovind addresses during the inauguration of Ramayana Conclave at Ram Katha Park, in Ayodhya on Sunday.

resident Ram Nath Kovind addresses during the inauguration of Ramayana Conclave at Ram Katha Park, in Ayodhya on Sunday. | ANI

With inputs from PTI.

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