Korea's first lady to attend Diwali function at Ayodhya

Last Modified Friday, 2 November 2018 (13:27 IST)
Lucknow: Republic Of Korea's first lady would be on a three days visit to from November 5 where she will attend the celebrations in and lay the foundation of  a memorial of Korean Queen Hur Hwanq-ok.
In Ayodhya , UP government is holding a three days Deepotsava programme from November 4 to be attend by UP governor Ram Naik,  chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries. 
But the main attraction in this three-day Diwali celebrations will be the presence of First Lady of South Korea  Kim Jung-sook, the wife of South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

She will attend the programme on the last day on November 6, when the 3 lakh earthen lamps would be lightened.According to official sources here on  Friday, Ms Kim Jung-Sook would reach Amausi airport in the evening of November 5 by a special aircraft.
In the night, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will hold a dinner on her honour  which will be attended by the state ministers and other dignitaries.On November 6, the Korean first lady will leave for Ayodhya at 1230 hours by road from the hotel where she would be staying along with a delegation.
After attending the Deepotsava progame on the banks of river Saryu in Ayodhya and lay the foundation laying ceremony for the Rs 50-crore memorial of Queen Hur Hwang-ok, also known as Suriratna, a princess of Ayodhya who went to South Korea and married the king.She would return back to Lucknow on the same night at around 2130 hours by road.
The Korean first lady will return back to New Delhi in the morning of November 7 by a special aircraft.Officials said special security would be on place on the roads between Lucknow and Ayodhyaas the first lady would be travelling by road.(UNI)