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In a one-0f-a-kind historic moment, Lord Ram’s images and the 3D portraits of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be displayed across the giant billboards at the iconic Times Square in New York on August 5 to celebrate the temple’s ground breaking ceremony. The decision was communicated by Jagdish Sewhani, President, American India Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
On August 5, from 8 am till 10 pm, images of the words ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Hindi and English, Lord Ram’s portraits and videos, 3D portraits of the temple’s design and architecture as well as pictures of the laying of the foundation stone by PM Narendra Modi will be displayed across several billboards.
Sewhani informed that prominent billboard, which are being leased for the occasion, include the giant NASDAQ screen and the 17,000-square-foot wrap-around LED screen, which is considered as one of the largest continuous exterior displays in the world.
Sewhani told PTI: “This is not a once-in-a-lifetime or a once-in-a-century event. This is an event that comes once in the life of mankind. We had to give it a befitting celebration and what better place than the iconic Times Square to commemorate the 'Ram Janma Bhoomi shilanyas" (groundbreaking ceremony).”
PM Modi will be present during the ceremony on August 5 at Ayodhya. Speaking about PM Modi, Sewhani added, “Under Prime Minister Modi, the construction of the Ram Temple is a dream come true for Hindus all over the world. Till six years back, we never thought that this day will come soon but due to Prime Minister Modi's leadership, this day has come and we want to celebrate it in a befitting way.”