Allahabad: Hindu Yuva Vahini workers were seen brandishing swords during a procession in Allahabad on Sunday on the occasion of Ram Navami.
Hindu Yuva Vahini was founded by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in April 2002 on the day on Rama Navami.
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Ram Navami was celebrated across the country to honour the birth of Lord Rama. This day marks the end of nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations, which is celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra that falls on the cusp of spring and summer.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greeting to the nation on Ram Navami. The Prime Minister took to Twitter and said, "I offer my greeting on the holy occasion of Ram Navami to all the citizens." Along with the tweet in Hindi, he posted a clip as well.
He also said in his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday that Lord Ram and Ramayana continue to inspire and have a positive impact, not just in India, but in other parts of the world as well.
On the other hand, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Opposition BJP organised rallies and colourful processions to celebrate Ram Navami in various parts of the West Bengal on Sunday, with the saffron party dubbing these rallies as the first step towards "uniting the Hindus" of Bengal.
The TMC in a bid to counter the rallies by the BJP and Sangh affiliates took out colourful processions and organised Ram Puja in various parts of the state and said, "BJP won't be able to use Ram Navami as an excuse to divide the people of the state".
In Kolkata, several Ram Navami rallies were organised by members of the Sangh Parivar. Colourful processions with saffron flags and posters were taken out with participants shouting slogans hailing Lord Rama.
(With Agency inputs)