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South Korean First Lady witnesses over 3 lakh 'diyas' and a name change in Ayodhya

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The of Kim Jung-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: will now be known as

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'. and the South Korean also performed 'aarti' of the holy river as people clapped and cheered.

The 'Paidi' was lit up in purple, red and yellow lights and a show based on the life of Lord Ram was also displayed for the cheering thousands.

The Korean earlier laid the foundation stone for a Hau memorial park to be built jointly by the state and the South Korean governments.

will spend Rs 24.66 crore on the ambitious project aimed at increasing foreign footfalls in the temple town and also strengthening the cultural bonds between UP and

Adityanath in his address announced the setting up of a medical college in which will be named after the erstwhile of Ayodhya, Dashrath, and also an airport which will be named after Lord Ram.

The said the identity of the district of was Lord Ram and he declared thereafter that the district would now be known as

The also welcomed the characters of Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman as they alighted from a chopper for a special theatrical performance.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 20:28 IST
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