The inauguration ceremony of Smriti Chowk, named after music queen Lata Mangeshkar, will be held on Wednesday. CM Yogi Adityanath and Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy will inaugurate the Chowk. Lata Mangeshkar's nephew and daughter-in-law are also coming to the opening ceremony of the Chowk. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give his video message. The launch ceremony will begin at 10:50 am. The work of decorating the Chowk and the venue of the event, Ramkatha Park, continued throughout the day on Tuesday. The officers were also constantly engaged in reviewing the preparations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered late singer Lata Mangeshkar on her birth anniversary, saying, "I am happy that today a square in Ayodhya will be named after her."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembers late singing maestro Lata Mangeshkar on her birth anniversary; says, "I am glad that today, a Chowk in Ayodhya will be named after her." pic.twitter.com/5Xb3yWdwTR— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2022
The Nayaghat-bound intersection of Ramnagari will now be known as Lata Mangeshkar Chauraha. After the inauguration ceremony of this intersection, all the guests will reach Ramkatha Park, the main venue. Where Lata ji will be paid homage. After this, Lata's nephew Adinath Mangeshkar and daughter-in-law Krishna Mangeshkar will be welcomed. In the course of the program, Lata's hymns will be presented by eminent singer Savani Ravindra Maharashtra. A short film depicting the construction of Lata Mangeshkar Chowk will also be screened.
The Global Encyclopedia of Ramayana, published by Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, will also release 11 books. The video message of the Prime Minister will also be broadcast in the course of the programme. In the ceremony, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, President of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, and State Government Culture and Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh, MP Lallu Singh, Municipal MLA Ved Prakash Gupta, Mayor Rishikesh Upadhyay and some selected saints and religious leaders will be present. DM Nitish Kumar, Vice Chairman of Development Authority Vishal Singh and other officials continued to review the preparations for the inauguration ceremony throughout the day.
The specialty of Lata Mangeshkar Chowk
- Lata Mangeshkar Chowk was built with 7.9 crores.
- Bhajans of Lata Mangeshkar will resonate at Smriti Chowk.
- Veena Sur of Mother Sharda will be the identity of Empress Chowk.
The length of Veena is 10.8 m and height is 12 m.
- 70 people engaged in making the veena weighing 14 tons.
- Veena made in a month from bronze and stainless steel.
- Padma awardee Ram Sutar has designed the Veena.
Along with the Veena, other classical instruments are also on display.
The life and personality of Lata ji is depicted in the square.