Kejriwal announces free visit for elderly to Ram temple once completed
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday addressed the Delhi Assembly, where he said the Delhi government has been implementing Ram Rajya for the past 6 years in Delhi, inspired by the principles of Ram Rajya.
He said the Delhi government has created 10 principles inspired by the principles of Ram Rajya, including food, electricity, water, education, health, employment, houses, women, and the elderly.
Kejriwal said: “Society should respect its senior citizens. Hence, the government adopted various measures in this light, the most important one being- provision for ‘Teerth Yartra’. As we all know that in this last phase of life, as also mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, a man seeks to devote his time to worshipping; so when he returns from his journey, he is engulfed with a sense of immense joy and pleasure. After the judgment of the Supreme Court, a magnificent temple is yet to be constructed; and I would like to put forth in front of the senior citizens of Delhi that once the temple is constructed, I would ensure that all of you are able to visit the Ayodhya temple free of cost.”
“In the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi Government, people belonging to various castes, class, and religious backgrounds are equal. Even in the Ram Rajya, equality was the main principle with no tolerance for discrimination. Hence, it is imperative for us to strive and live with one another in a peaceful environment, with a feeling of brotherhood,” he added.
Kejriwal said: “All of us worship Lord Rama. Personally, I worship Lord Hanuman who was a devotee of Lord Rama. Hence I am a devotee of both Lord Rama and Hanuman. Lord Rama was the emperor of Ayodhya. During his rule, it is said, people were content, with no sorrows in life as they had access to all basic facilities. This was called the ‘Ram Rajya’. This is accreditation and cannot be paralleled by us humans. However, even if we draw inspiration from this model of ‘Ram Rajya’ and seek to try and establish a similar society, we would be successful in life. Hence, we have been constantly striving to establish this model of ‘Ram Rajya’ in Delhi for the past 6 years based on 10 principles.”