Grand Diwali Celebrations: Yogi Govt To Light 2 Lakh Diyas

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Lucknow: The UP state government is also getting ready to make a new Guinness World Record by lighting around two lakh diyas on the banks of the Saryu River as a part of Diwali celebrations. Preparations for registering the historic event are in full swing and orders have been placed for 2 lakh earthen diyas. CM Yogi will arrive in Ayodhya on October 18, one day before Diwali. He will welcome the Ram Shobha Yatra of the ongoing Ram Leela in Ram Katha Park.

Most of the Diyas that will be used for the mega event are being manufactured at Kumhartola of Harsinghpur. In order to make the event a success, students from RML Awadh University Faizabad have been roped in as volunteers.

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As per the University administration, around 2,000 students will be working from a day before to a day after the event as volunteers and will help in making the event a success.
The first diya will be lighted by the chief guest Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath himself, post which every student will light up the diyas.