Gorakhpur: On Monday, the next day of Diwali, Gorakhnath Temple was bathed in lights in the memory of the martyrs. It seemed as if the flame of the lamps was expressing gratitude towards the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country. In the Bhim Sarovar area of the temple, the first lamp was lit by the Chief Minister and Gorakshpeethadhishwar Yogi Adityanath (CM Yogi) and after this, he paid emotional tribute to the martyrs by offering flowers on the pictures of the martyrs on the Muktakashi stage.
The occasion was ‘Ek Diya in the Name of Martyrs’ program in the Gorakhnath Temple complex late Monday evening. The temple complex was illuminated with the glow of 11000 lamps as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the program by lighting lamps near Bhim Sarovar and placing flowers on the pictures of the martyrs on the Muktakashi stage. In this program organized by Bhojpuri Association of India (Bhai), the glow of the lamps looked supernatural.
During the cultural program on the Muktakashi stage of the temple complex, the performances of songs and dances focusing on patriotism and cultural nationalism in front of the Chief Minister (CM Yogi) created enthusiasm. CM Yogi appeared very emotional on these presentations and also encouraged the artists.
He also appreciated the presentations like Faruvahi, Biraha with the expression of his feelings. During this, program coordinator and president of Bhojpuri Association of India, folk singer Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Roop Kumar Banerjee presented a terracotta clay sculpture statue to the Chief Minister.