News Reading Practice #43

(100 Day Challenge)

Over 13,000 security personnel deployed as Ayodhya prepares for the Ram Temple event; 8,000 guests have been invited to attend the ceremony, which is set to begin 20 minutes after noon

Mayank Kumar

The temple town of Ayodhya was decked with flowers, filled with bhajans, and covered with a multi-layered security blanket on the eve of the pran pratishtha, or consecration ceremony, to be held at the Ram Temple on Monday.

In the culmination of a decades-long religious and political movement to restore the worship of Lord Ram in a new temple at what is considered his birthplace, the rituals to consecrate the idol are expected to begin at 20 minutes past noon in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and almost 8,000 invited guests, and will be watched by lakhs of devotees via live telecast across the world. The temple will be opened to the public the day after the function.

Security blanket

More than 13,000 security personnel have been deployed in Ayodhya. Officers from the National Security Guard and Special Protection Group, commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad, and the Provincial Armed Constabulary are camping in the district, along with Intelligence Bureau personnel.

Security checks for vehicles and individuals have been implemented across the temple town.

Stage is set:  A view of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Sunday ahead of its consecration ceremony. PTI


CONSECRATION - The act of making something sacred or dedicating it to a divine purpose. (പ്രതിഷ്ഠ, അഭിഷേകം)

CEREMONIES - Formal events or rituals with specific procedures, often religious. (ചടങ്ങ്‌)

SECURITY PERSONNEL - Special agents to perform police functions.

DEPLOY - To position or arrange personnel or resources for a specific task or duty. (വിന്യസിക്കുക)

DECKED - Decorated or adorned. (അലങ്കരിച്ച)

SECURITY BLANKET - Having protection to keep things safe. (സുരക്ഷാ കവചം)

CULMINATION - The highest point or the climax of a process or event. (മൂർദ്ധന്യാവസ്ഥ, പരിപൂർണ്ണത)

DEVOTEES - People who are devoted to a particular religious faith or practice. (ഭക്തൻമ്മാർ)

LIVE TELECAST - Transmitted through television or online platforms in real time. (തത്സമയ പ്രക്ഷേപണം)

CAMPING - The temporary setup and stay in a particular area. (താത്ക്കാലിക താവളം)

IMPLEMENTED - Put into action or carried out. (നടപ്പിലാക്കുക)