‘Lord Ram saw goodness in everyone’ – Mohammad Kaif reacts as PM Narendra Modi does Bhoomi Poojan in Ayodhya
On the historic occasion, social media was flooded with pictures and videos of the ceremony.
Updated - Aug 5, 2020 4:22 pm
In the groundbreaking ceremony, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a 40kg silver brick in the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of the grand temple at Ayodhya. The event was attended by many spiritual leaders.
Last year, the Supreme Court had delivered a landmark verdict to hand over the 2.77-acre site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims for a Ram temple. The apex court had also ordered a five-acre plot at a different site in Ayodhya for a mosque.
PM Narendra Modi arrived in Ayodhya from Delhi on Wednesday morning and performed the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ at 12:40 pm, with many BJP leaders like LK Advani and Uma Bharti witnessing the event via video conference amid COVID-19 pandemic.
I loved watching Ramlila: Mohammad Kaif
On the historic occasion, social media was flooded with pictures and videos of the ceremony. Many prominent names including cricketers also tweeted out about Modi laying the foundation of Ram temple. Former India international Mohammad Kaif also joined the trend as recalled his childhood days and revealed that he used to love watching ‘Ramlila’. On the historic day, Kaif also pointed out that agents of hate shouldn’t come between love and unity.
“Growing up in Allahabad, a city with Ganga-Jamuna culture, I loved watching Ramlila-a tale of compassion,co-existence, honour and dignity. Lord Ram saw goodness in everyone and our conduct should reflect his legacy. Don’t allow the agents of hate to come in the way of love and unity,” tweeted Kaif.
Growing up in Allahabad,a city with Ganga-Jamuna culture,I loved watching Ramlila-a tale of compassion,co-exsistence,honour and dignity.Lord Ram saw goodness in everyone and our conduct should reflect his legacy.Don’t allow the agents of hate to come in the way of love and unity.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2020
“I believe that this grand Ram temple to be built in Ayodhya, like the name of Shri Ram, will reflect the rich heritage of Indian culture. I believe it will inspire the entire humanity till eternity,” PM Modi also said on the occasion.
After breaking into the national side in 2000, Kaif donned the India jersey in 13 Tests and 125 ODIs, scoring 624 and 2753 runs respectively. Apart from being a batsman, Kaif was also known for his impressive fielding skills. His most memorable knock for the Men in Blue was in 2002 NatWest Trophy final. Kaif, along with Yuvraj Singh, had played an integral role in India’s triumph at Lord’s in 2002.
Apart from Mohammad Kaif, many other India internationals like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Amit Mishra, RP Singh and Harbhajan Singh tweeted out over the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ in Ayodhya.