Even in the festival of lights, their lives are dark. There is no oil in the house. May not ride the pot for two hours. So the whole country gets drunk on the festival of Diwali by lighting the lamp, they pour the oil of that lamp unnoticed from home in ama bottle, inside the kitchen. After filling the pot, run home.
In Ayodhya, the scene was captured in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Khas Taluk. In Ayodhya, where the grand opening of Ram Mandir is two months later, the children have to collect cooking oil from the lamps used for survival! Looking at the scene, the question is, is this the darkness frozen under the lamp?
The scene was captured in a 41-second video. And the video was posted by Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the opposition Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh captioned the video, “Poverty next to divinity”. Anandbazar Online has not verified that video.
SP chief said, the scene is on the banks of Saryu river in Ayodhya. Dipotsava is being celebrated at this Saryur Ghat for the last seven years. Every year on the eve of Diwali, millions of earthen lamps are lit on both sides of the Saryoor embankment. But this year the number of lamps has reached a record. A total of 22 lakh earthen lamps were lit during this year’s Diwali festival. Akhilesh wrote, in the video, thirty children are seen pouring oil from that lamp. Not just the lights that go out. They are also seen to easily lift the lighted lamp and pour oil in the plastic cup.
Akhilesh posted the video and wrote, “When poverty forces you to pour oil from the lamp, then the light of the festival will dim.”
On Sunday, the 22 lakh 23 thousand lamps lit at the Saryu River Ghat in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. The number of lamps this year is 647 thousand more than last year. 25 thousand volunteers lit this lamp at 51 ghats of Ram Ki Pindi on the banks of Sarayur. Chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ rang out across Ayodhya on Saturday when representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records announced the world record for lamp lighting at the Ayodhya ghats after counting the lamps with the help of a drone. However, soon after that, the completely opposite scene came to light.
Akhilesh wrote in the description of the video, “Our only wish is that there should be a festival where not only the river ghats but also every poor house will be lit up with lights.”
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