New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday, September 18 attended an event in Delhi to receive water from 115 nations for Ayodhya Ram Temple. In the event, the minister said, “India is the only country where sages considered entire world their family and gave message of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'. So water for 'Jalabhishek' and construction should come from all nations.”
The minister was informed that the water was collected by people of all people irrespective of castes such as Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews and Hindus. Singh while speaking to the dignitaries asked the group to start a drive to collect water from 77 countries that have been left out.
Singh lauded India for being a nation that believes in the world being a family."We did not resort to violence when it came to Ayodhya's temple but waited it to be resolved peacefully. We don't discriminate on basis of caste and creed," He said. The drive to collect water from across the world for the Ram temple and involvement of people across religions was initiated by the Delhi Study Group's president Vijay Jolly. Water was collected from 115 nations in seven continents for the Ayodhya Ram temple. Highlighting the significance of the event, SRTKT general secretary Champat Rai said that Ramayan mentions that water was brought from across the world for anointing Lord Ram as a king.