The First Lady of South Korea Kim Jung-sook on Tuesday evening was witness to the lighting of over 3 lakh earthen lamps on the banks of the Saryu as well as the change of name of a district: Faizabad will now be known as Ayodhya.
The grand spectacle is part of the second edition of 'Deepotsava' initiated by the state BJP government.
With the lighting up of 3,01,152 'divas', officials said, the spectacle at the ghats of the river had also entered the 'Guinness book of World Records'. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the South Korean First Lady also performed 'aarti' of the holy river as people clapped and cheered.
Adityanath in his address announced the setting up of a medical college in Ayodhya which will be named after the erstwhile king of Ayodhya, Dashrath, and also an airport which will be named after Lord Ram.
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