Lucknow: Wishing the people of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Diwali, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appealed to public representatives, government employees and even police to adopt one house each and celebrate the festival of lights with them.
In a statement here on Wednesday, Adityanath said: “We have 16.5 lakh government employees and 4 lakh police force in the state. This is an appeal to all of them to adopt a family on this occasion and celebrate their Diwali with them”.
“I appeal to all public representatives in the state who are more than 8 lakh in number to adopt one house each and contribute towards lighting diyas and distributing sweets to them. I appeal to them to give Diwali gifts to the children in these families.”
Yogi Adityanath while talking about this year’s Deepostav programme in Ayodhya said it has “become an important event not only for the nation but the world as well.
“This year in Ayodhya, 9 lakh diyas will be lit. This 9 lakh represents houses where people started residing, under PM Awas Yojana Urban. We’ve provided houses to 43 lakh people so far in Rural & Urban schemes in UP.”