"Doordarshan’s live coverage of bhoomi pujan was carried by nearly 200 TV channels during the main events between 10:45 AM and 2 PM on Wednesday," Prasar Bharti CEO said.
The prasad, which included Laddu, a copy of Ram Charit Manas and a 'Tulsi mala' was sent to Mahaveer’s family by UP CM Yogi Adityanth, a senior official said.
This outrageous remarks by Rashidi comes on the heels of a similar threat by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), which invoked the example of Hagia Sofia.
In a statement, Ministry of External Affairs' spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said such comments by the country that denies its own minorities their religious rights are 'deeply regrettable'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, took part in the 'bhoomi pujan' at Ram Janambhoomi site.
He said instead of involving in discussions on it, more time should be utilised towards containing the COVID-19 spread in the country and helping the poor who are suffering due to the pandemic.
New Delhi: On the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, New...
"On the auspicious occasion of Bhoomi-pujan, Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Smt Usha Naidu and their personal staff recited Ramayana at the Vice President's residence. #RamMandir," read a tweet from VP office.
President of Ram Mandir Trust Mahant Nitya Gopal Das, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat were also present with him.
PM Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan at 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir' in Ayodhya today. Before the Bhoomi Pujan, he performed 'pooja' at Hanumangarhi and Shri Ramlala Virajman.