Close on the heels of renaming Allahabad as Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday announced that Faizabad district will henceforth be known as Ayodhya.
“Ayodhya is a symbol of our ‘aan, baan aur shaan’ (honour, pride, and prestige)” he said in the pilgrim town, about 120 km from state capital Lucknow.
“Nobody can do injustice to Ayodhya,” he said, adding that the holy city is identified by Lord Ram.
Adityanath was speaking on the occasion of “Deepotsav” on Diwali eve.
He also announced setting up of a medical college in the name of King Dashrath, father of Lord Ram, in the district.