Ayodhya: Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav has shared a video of poor children collecting oil left in the lamps after the ‘Guinness Record’ Diwali event where 22.23 lakh lamps were lit in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, saying ‘poverty amidst divinity’.
In a video posted on his X site page, poor children collect the remaining oil from the lamps. The footage shows the guards chasing them away. Sharing the video, Akhilesh Yadav wrote, “Poverty amidst divinity. When poverty makes one carry oil from burning lamps, the light of celebration fades. Our only wish is for such a festival to come. But with the light it brings, not only such places but also the home of the poor,” Akhilesh Yadav said. stated.
Similarly, in another post, Akhilesh Yadav shared footage of a woman collecting oil from a lamp being threatened by a policeman and the woman bowing her hands, saying, “She is helpless and is raising her hands and asking for permission. When is the festival of the poor?” Posted as. These posts are attention grabbing.
दरिद्रता बीच दिविता के दरिद्रता… Where the poor are forced to carry oil from the lamps, the light of the festival is dimmed.
It is our wish that such a festival also came, in which not only the ghat, but also the house of every poor person was lit. pic.twitter.com/hNS8w9z96B
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) November 11, 2023
Festival event in Guinness World Records: 22.23 lakh lamps were lit at the same time in Ayodhya city of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Diwali. It also became a Guinness World Record. The festival of Deeposava is held in Ayodhya due to the tradition that Rama, Sita and Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. This year the festival was held as usual. Last year, 15.76 lakh lamps were lit in the Ayodhya Diwali Festival. It became a Guinness record. The current year’s Diphosava festival has shattered that.
Since last 2017, Deepotsava festival has been celebrated in Ayodhya city. The reason for this is said to be the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh. The initiative was launched in 2017 with 51 thousand lights. This number increased to 4.10 lakh in 2019, 6 lakh in 2020 and 9 lakh in 2021. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, State Governor Anandiben Patel, State Ministers and 54 representatives from foreign countries participated in the current year’s Diwali ceremony. About 22.23 lakh lights were lit on this occasion by Guinness World Records and issued a certificate.