Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 1(ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the development of Naimisharanya on the lines of Ayodhya is a priority of the state government.
CM Yogi, who reached Chakratirtha of Naimisharanya Dham on a one-day visit on Sunday further said that there is no dearth of funds for the development of Naimish Tirtha.
CM Yogi also had darshan, offered prayers and performed havan as per the rituals during his visit.
After this, the Chief Minister visited the ancient Bhuteswarnath temple and Maa Lalita Devi temple.
Besides, the Chief Minister performed cleanliness 'shramdaan' at Chakratirtha along with the saints, mahants and priests of various monasteries and temples of Naimish Teertha who came from all over the country.
The Chief Minister also urged them to maintain cleanliness and ensure that monasteries and temples are completely plastic-free.
This was Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's fifth visit to Naimish Tirtha, the holy abode of 88,000 illustrious sages including Maharaj Manu, Ved Vyas and Maharishi Dadhichi, after taking charge of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Addressing the gatherings, CM Yogi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to pay homage to the revered Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi).
"It is our responsibility to make cleanliness a mass movement instead of making it a one-day programme. Cleanliness is the first necessity of life. Especially in places of pilgrimage, monasteries, temples and every place that people visit, we have to be sensitive towards cleanliness," he said.
CM Yogi also said that his government was committed to restoring the Vedic and mythological glory of this region.
He pointed out that earlier the place was neglected and denied development despite being located near the capital Lucknow.
"Today, work is going on at a fast pace to provide electric bus service and helicopter service as well as to widen the roads here. However, the development that has happened here so far is only a small glimpse of the larger picture. A lot of work still remains to be done here," he added.
He further said that after the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the number of devotees will increase further.
"Therefore, we have to create a conducive environment, which can be achieved only with cleanliness. Along with this, we have to ensure that the visitors and tourists coming here are treated well," the CM stated. (ANI)