‘Ram Ka Kaam Hai, Ismein Kya Thakna’: Ayodhya Temple Trust Secy Champat Rai on Jan 22 Schedule | Exclusive

‘Ram Ka Kaam Hai, Ismein Kya Thakna’: Ayodhya Temple Trust Secy Champat Rai on Jan 22 Schedule | Exclusive

Champat Rai is not fatigued despite his hectic schedule, which includes two VVIP visits to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, nearly 1,000 phone calls, and keeping a close eye on the work on Ayodhya Ram temple.

“Ram ka kaam hai, is mein kya thakna (There is no fatigue. Everything is in the name of Lord Ram),” Rai, general secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and vice president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), said on his return. to his office “Bharat Kuti” in Karsewak Puram Ajodhya on Tuesday evening.”

Raj described building the Ram temple as one of the most fulfilling experiences of his life. “It’s a dream come true,” he said. “Watching the construction of the Ram temple day after day makes me happy.”

Raj compared the construction process of the Ram temple to the day India gained independence. “I think we feel the same as August 15, 1947,” Rai said.

THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS ON JAN 22

Raj said that the sequence of events on January 22 will be as follows. “The Pran Pratischtha ceremony at the Ram Temple will be held on January 22 at 12:20 pm,” he said. “We urge people to visit their nearest temple on Makar Sankranti and clean it thoroughly. We also urge people to arrange LED or television screens, as the entire event will be streamed live to the temple. We urge people to perform Bhajans and Kirtans at the Temple and distribute Prasad to celebrate Lord Ram’s homecoming after 500 years.”

Members of the trust have started distributing the holy ‘akshath’ (rice grains mixed with turmeric & ghee) in various districts of Uttar Pradesh and the distribution will go on till January 15, which is Makar Sankranti. Over 7,000 guests are expected to attend the inauguration ceremony from all over India and abroad, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is estimated that more than 1 lakh devotees will reach Ayodhya.

‘WELCOME GUESTS WELL’

Raj also asked people in Ayodhya to welcome inbound tourists with a sense of hospitality. “Ayodhyawasi should welcome guests and tourists with a warm welcome,” he said. “We urge people to portray a more positive image of Ayodhya and to not charge excessively for services such as auto rickshaws and hotels, as well as for public transport operators.”

January 22, 2024 will be a very special day as it will be the ‘virajman’ of Ram Lalla at the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, which marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Ram Lalla.

CHEMISTRY TEACHER TO RAM TEMPLE CRUSADER

Rai began his life as a chemistry teacher and later went on to become a crusader for the Ram temple.

He was born in 1946 to a family of Mohalla, Saraimer, Nagina, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. At a very young age, Rai joined the RSS and completed his higher education from the Ashram Degree College, Dhampur, where he was a professor of chemistry.

During the Emergency, Rai was imprisoned for 18 months in 1977 for his role in the RAM movement. “He spent 18 months in jail, where he was tormented and transferred to different districts,” said a member of the RAM Trust. “I think these 18 months completely changed him. He emerged as a different man, with an even stronger resolve. Rather than demolishing him, these 18 months only strengthened him.” After being released, Rai returned to the forefront of the Ram Temple movement in Ayodhya.

Rai then went on to become a member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in 1980 and went on to work for the community.

Those who know Rai describe him as a man who has devoted his life for the cause of Ram Temple for 35 years while remaining out of the public eye.