Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the idea of bringing water from 115 countries across seven continents for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is unique and reflects the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Singh received water from rivers, springs and seas of 115 countries in the presence of Champat Rai, General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra and Ambassadors and High Commissioners of several countries including Denmark, Fiji and Nigeria at his residence on Akbar Road.
The NGO Delhi Study Circle led by BJP leader and former BJP MLA from Delhi Vijay Jolly collected water. Appreciating Jolly’s efforts, Singh said, “Bringing water from all the countries of the world reflects India’s vision of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam. Bringing water from 115 countries is an outstanding act. I hope that water will also be brought from other 77 countries before the temple construction is completed. We will do ‘Jalabhishek’ of our Ram Lalla with this water.
He said that the construction of Ram temple is a moment of pride for all. He said, “Indian culture is very rich and there is no discrimination on the basis of caste, varna and religion in India. On this occasion, Rai said that it is a historic moment to bring water from many countries of the world. It is believed that the water of all the oceans of the world was brought during the coronation of Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. And today when his temple is being built at his birthplace, the water of all the oceans of the world has been brought once again. This is an emotional issue for us.
He also said that the first phase of the foundation of the Ram temple has been completed. Jolly said that during the Kovid epidemic when people could not get out of their homes, his organization collected water from 115 countries of the world. “Not only Hindus, but Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jews and Buddhists from all over the world have contributed to this sacred work,” he said.