PM Modi lays Kalki Dham Temple foundation in UP’s Sambhal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid down the foundation stone of the Kalki Dham Temple in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh on Monday. He performed the puja during the foundation stone ceremony, alongside UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Shri Kalki Dham Nirman Trust chairman Acharya Pramod Krishnam, who was recently expelled by the Congress for six years.

PM Modi lays down the foundation stone of Shri Kalki Dham Temple

A proposed form of the Shri Kalki Dham Temple was presented to Modi by the priests and Acharya Pramod after he laid down the foundation stone of the temple on Monday.

Modi also unveiled a model of the temple and later spoke to a gathering soon after the foundation stone ceremony

After the grand ceremony for Shri Kalki Dham Temple concludes, PM Modi announced a slew of projects across Uttar Pradesh worth more than INR 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony in Lucknow.

The UP Global Investors Summit 2023 (UPGIS 2023) held in February 2023 received large scale investment interest in the state for development projects.

During his address to the crowd, PM Modi also lauded the efforts of Acharya Pramod for the Kalki Dham Temple project.

At the ceremony, the prime minister said, ‘He (Acharya Pramod Krishnam) said that everyone has something to give but I have nothing, I can only express my feelings. Pramod ji, it is good that you did not give me anything, otherwise the times have changed in such a way that if in today’s era, Sudama would give rice to Shri Krishna and the video would come out, a PIL would be filed in the Supreme Court and the judgment would come that something was given to Lord Krishna in corruption and Lord Krishna was doing corruption. It is better that you expressed your feelings and did not give anything…’

The Prime Minister further said that since February 19 was also the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Kalki Dham event has ‘become more sacred and more inspiring.’

Before the Prime Minister’s address, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister  Yogi Adityanath took to the stage at the Kalki Dham event and said, ‘In the last 10 years, we have seen a new Bharat… The country is moving ahead on the path of development in the new Bharat.’

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