UP: With 24 lakh lamps across 51 ghats Deepotsava at Ayodhya to set a record

Ayodhya (UP), Nov 10 (UNI) With over 24 lakh lamps set to illuminate the city under the guidance of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the efficient management of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University (RMLAU) Ayodhya is fully geared up for its seventh Deepotsava on Saturday.

The Guinness Book of World Records team has initiated a lamp count at 51 ghats in the presence of supervisors, ghat-in-charge, coordinators and counting volunteers.

RMLAU University Vice Chancellor Professor Pratibha Goyal said that as per the intention of the Chief Minister, necessary directives have been issued to the officials.

“Officials of the university residential complex, affiliated colleges, inter colleges and voluntary organisations are excited about the Deepotsav. With everyone’s cooperation, Ayodhya will once again create a world record,” she said.

The nodal officer of Deepotsava, Prof Sant Sharan Mishra, said the event scheduled for November 11 is poised to be both spectacular and otherworldly. The police administration and university security personnel will safeguard the lamps at 51 ghats.

On Deepotsava Day, from 10 am onwards, oil will be poured into over 24 lakh lamps, with volunteers handling the process under the supervision of various officials. The Guinness Book of World Records team will oversee the counting of lamps at each ghat.

Mishra said that volunteers and officials will do the work of filling lamps with oil.

“Everyone will be given mustard bottles of one liter each. Each volunteer will handle the careful pouring of oil into 30 lamps, ensuring the upper part remains somewhat empty. Special precautions will prevent oil spillage on the ghats,” he said.

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