Ayodhya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Queen Huh Memorial at Queen Huh Park in Ayodhya on Tuesday.
South Korean First Lady is in the holy city on Saryu river to attend the mega festival.
Chief Minister Adityanath welcomed the First Lady, who saw a cultural programme to mark the occasion.
South Korean and Indian artists perform at Queen Hau Park in Ayodhya. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and South Korean first lady chatted as they saw the mesmerising performance.
Ayodhya and Korea share a deep historical connection through Ayodhya’s Princess Suriratna, who married Korean King Suro in 48 CE.
The grand celebrations of the Diwali festivities are expected to set a world record as three lakh diyas or earthen lamps would be lit as part of the Deepotsav or festival of lights.
“We are very excited regarding our performance and are proud to represent our districts and states here”, the performers said.
The Deepotsav is an initiative by the Tourism and Cultural Department of Uttar Pradesh to celebrate Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana and return to His kingdom in Ayodhya.