AkasnhLAST UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2020, 8:31 p.m.
Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to spend almost three hours in Ayodhya on Wednesday, where he will be performing certain Vedic rituals ahead of the 'Bhumi Pujan' of the Shri Ram Mandir.
The mega event is being organised in the middle of the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, Amit Shah was also supposed to attend the mega-event, but the Union Home Minister is suffering from coronavirus. So, now he is no longer part of Wednesday's event.
PM Modi will leave for Lucknow from Delhi by a special flight on Wednesday morning and after that, he will fly in a special helicopter to Ayodhya which is around 125 kilometres away. The chopper will land in a helipad set up in a college on the banks of the Saryu river.
According to a Ram Mandir official, PM Modi will visit the site of Ram Janmabhoomi and offer prayers to "Ram Lalla" where the 'Bhumi Pujan' ceremony will be held. PM Modi will set a 40-kilogram silver stone to symbolise the setting up of the foundation stone for the historic Ram Mandir.