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Updated January 23rd, 2024 at 16:20 IST

Jai Shree Ram Chanted at JNU: Students perform hawans, bhandara at JNU campus, Sundarkand Path at DU

Groups of students at JNU and Delhi University here marked the Ayodhya Ram temple consecration ceremony on Monday by organising 'hawans', 'bhandaras' and Sundarkand recitals.The 'Pran Pratishtha' of the new idol of Ram Lalla was done at the temple in Uttar Pradesh in the event led by PM Modi.

Reported by: Press Trust Of India
Ram Mandir celebration at JNU
Ram Mandir celebration at JNU | Image:Screengrab/X
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Groups of students at JNU and Delhi University here marked the Ayodhya Ram temple consecration ceremony on Monday by organising 'hawans', 'bhandaras' and Sundarkand recitals. The 'Pran Pratishtha' of the new idol of Ram Lalla was done at the temple in Uttar Pradesh in the event led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chanting "Jai Shri Ram", hundreds of students participated in a 'shobha yatra' at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). 'Hawans' and 'bhandaras' were also organised at the university's hostels.

अयोध्या तो अभी झाँकी है, काशी मथुरा बाकी है।

बच्चा बच्चा राम का, जन्मभूमि के काम का।

प्राण प्रतिष्ठा पर JNU के छात्रों ने लगाए नारे। pic.twitter.com/jeN6sh58Nr

— Anuja Kapur (@anujakapurindia) January 23, 2024

"The first 'hawan' of the day was performed at the Sabarmati Hostel at 11:30 am with a 'Sundarkand Path (recital)'. Bhandaras were organised across hostels," a JNU student, who did not wish to be named, said. The student also said that a 'deepotsav' will also be organised on campus in the evening.

To mark the occasion, a recital of the Hanuman Chalisa was organised at the Delhi University by the Arundhati Vashishtha Anusandhan Peeth and Jigyasa DU, and according to the organisations, many teachers from the Muslim community participated in the programme. The peeth, a research organisation, was founded by late Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal.

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In a statement, the organisations said the programme to mark the 'Pran Pratishtha' was organised at the campus of the Arts Faculty of the Delhi University. "Several teachers from the Muslim community were also present at the programme and participated in the recitation of the Hanuman Chalisa," it said.

The Delhi University Students' Union and students associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad organised a recital of the 'Sundarkand' at the Arts Faculty. Live streaming of the Ram temple consecration ceremony was arranged on the campus of the university. Students participated in large numbers, the national media convenor of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliate ABVP, Ashutosh Singh, said.

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"We also lit 2.5 lakh 'diyas (earthen lamps)' from the Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro Station to the Hansraj College," he said. 

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Published January 23rd, 2024 at 15:49 IST

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