The Chief Ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab on Wednesday congratulated the people of the country for the foundation stone of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and described it as a historic moment.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar described the laying of the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya as a happy and historic moment for every Indian. He also said that with the laying of the foundation stone, the dreams of crores of Lord Ram''s devotees have come true.
In a series of tweets on the occasion, Khattar said, "This happy moment is historic for every Indian."
Moments before the prime minister was to perform the ''bhoomi pujan'' of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Khattar urged people to light a lamp in the courtyard of their homes and give a message of brotherhood. "Siyavar Ramchandra ki jay" and "Jai Shri Ram", he said in other tweets expressing his happiness on the occasion.
Haryana's Home Minister Anil Vij said people struggled for 500 years for a Ram temple in Ayodhya. "The wait of 500 years has ended," Vij tweeted, adding "hundreds of years of hard work has borne fruit. Congratulations to every Indian on this occasion".
Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja in a tweet said Lord Ram''s character which was full of virtues was a model for humanity. Senior Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala extended hearty greetings to all Indians and devotees living around the world on the laying of the foundation stone of Ram temple.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh also congratulated the people of the country on the foundation laying of Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, saying it fulfills the "long cherished desire" of every Indian.
"My heartiest congratulations to the people of India on the historic foundation laying of #RamMandir in #Ayodhya, which fulfills the long cherished desire of every Indian. Lord Ram''s universal message of Dharma remains the guiding light not just for India but for the world,” the chief minister said in a tweet.
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur extended his greetings to Indians living in India and abroad saying it is a monumental occasion, which has written a golden chapter in the history of our Country and has started a new era. The Chief Minister said that the people of the country were fortunate they have witnessed this historical moment. After laying the foundation stone of this temple by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the construction of this grand temple would start. He said that this was a long awaited demand of crores of the Indians, which has finally been fulfilled today. He said Lord Rama has always remained the centre of our culture and faith, who showed the constructive path to humanity.