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Chhattisgarh Launches “Ramlala Darshan” Scheme: Free Pilgrimage to Ayodhya Dham

Chhattisgarh Government will launch the Ramlala Darshan Scheme, a pilgrimage to the newly built Ram Temple at Ayodhya. The decision was made during a state cabinet meeting held in Raipur.

Cabinet Meeting Highlights

  • Shri Ramlala Darshan Scheme: To fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s guarantee, the state will send around 20,000 residents to Ayodhya for darshan of Shri Ramlala every year.
  • Eligibility: Open to Chhattisgarh residents aged 18-75 who pass a health exam. Disabled people can go with one family member.
  • Implementation: Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, funded by Tourism Department, will manage. District committees under District Collectors will select beneficiaries.

Travel and Logistics

    • 900km journey by train from Durg-Raipur, Raigarh, and Ambikapur.
    • One-night stay in Varanasi with visits to Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor and Ganga Aarti.
    • MoU with IRCTC for security, health, food, sightseeing, local transport, and escorts.
    • Weekly train initially, frequency to increase based on availability.

Additional Details

  • First phase prioritizes residents above 55 years.
  • District Collectors responsible for smooth pilgrimages, including pick-up/drop-off from stations.
  • Budget allocated for additional arrangements.
  • Government officials will accompany each pilgrimage group.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  • Who is eligible for the Ramlala Darshan scheme?
  • What are the main stops on the pilgrimage journey?
  • What role does IRCTC play in the scheme?
  • How does the scheme fulfill Prime Minister Modi’s guarantee?

Please provide your answers in the comment section!!


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