Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has appealed to the people to make a spiritual effort by reciting the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ five times a day till August 5 to fight coronavirus pandemic.
Notably, ‘bhoomi poojan’ or the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya will take place on August 5.
“Let us all of us together make a spiritual effort to wish people good health and end the coronavirus epidemic. Recite ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ five times a day at your home from July 25 to August 5,” the Bhopal MP said in a tweet on Saturday, roughly translated from Hindi.
“Conclude this ritual by lighting lamps on August 5 and offering ‘aarti’ to Lord Ram at home,” she added.
The BJP leader also posted a video on Twitter, in which she said the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is making efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus by imposing lockdown in Bhopal till August 4.
“Though the lockdown will be over on August 4, this ritual (recitation of the Hanuman Chalisa, a hymn in praise of Lord Hanuman) will end on August 5, when ‘bhoomi poojan’ for Ram temple in Ayodhya will be performed. We will celebrate that day like Diwali,” she added.
“When people… Hindus from across the country recite the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ in one voice, it will definitely work and we will be free from coronavirus…This is your prayer to Lord Ram,” said Thakur.
Madhya Pradesh CM tests Covid-19 positive
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been admitted to a hospital here after he tested positive for coronavirus. Chouhan has been admitted to Chirayu Hospital, a dedicated Covid-19 facility.
Lokendra Parashar, in-charge of the BJP’s media department, said that Chouhan himself said that he wanted to be treated in Chirayu Hospital. Chief Minister has chosen this hospital as the ordinary citizens are treated there, he added.
“I have been admitted to the Chirayu Hospital on the advice of a doctor after testing Covid-19 positive. All types of tests have been conducted here. I am perfectly healthy,” tweeted Chouhan.