The shows were stopped after the state’s culture department refused to grant aid for the same.(File Photo)
The shows were stopped after the state’s culture department refused to grant aid for the same.(File Photo)

Ramleela resumes in Ayodhya after Yogi Adityanath’s intervention

The daily shows of the epic Ramleela in Ayodhya were started by former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayam Singh Yadav on May 20, 2004.
Press Trust of India, Ayodhya | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2017 11:19 PM IST

After a hiatus of 17 months, the popular ‘Ramleela’ is back on stage as its comeback show “Prithvi Pukar Narad Moh” was staged at the Ayodhya Research Centre here on Wednesday.

The daily shows of the epic Ramleela in Ayodhya were started by former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayam Singh Yadav on May 20, 2004.

The shows were stopped abruptly during the regime of his son and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on November 24, 2015 after the state’s culture department refused to grant aid for the same.

After the intervention of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the department has ordered to restart the shows after sanctioning a budget for the dramatic enactment of the life and time of Lord Rama.

“Today we started the first show of Ramleela, and now we hope that the shows will run continuously without any hurdles. We have received all official orders from the culture department,” Ram Teerath, assistant manager of Ayodhya Research Centre, said.

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