Lucknow, September 28: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will aim for the sixth Guinness World Record by lighting 24 lakh earthen diyas on Deepotsav this year on November 11 on the 47 ghats of Ayodhya, including the Ram Ki Paidi. To achieve this feat, 25,000 volunteers of Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Ayodhya, and its affiliate colleges, will be roped in by the Ayodhya administration, said officials. Deepotsav 2022: Lord Ram is Beacon for Entire World, Says PM Narendra Modi in Ayodhya

The BJP government has been organising Deepotsav in Ayodhya after it came to power in the state in 2017. Vice-chancellor of Awadh University, Prof Pratibha Goyal, has directed principals of degree colleges of Ayodhya to finalise the list of volunteers by September 30. Ayodhya Deepotsav 2022: Chants of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ Echoed After Over 17 Lakh Earthen Diyas Lit Up on Banks of Saryu River in PM Narendra Modi’s Presence (See Pics and Video)

This year’s Deepotsav will be special as the construction of Ram temple is in full swing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the grand opening ceremony of the temple in Ayodhya in January.

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