Ayodhya Deepotsav 2022: The city enters Guinness Book of World Records by lighting up over 15 lakh diyas, Tokyo soon to have its own ‘Platform Nine and Three- Quarters’ after ‘Harry Potter’ makeover and more in top stories of the day.
Ayodhya Deepotsav 2022: The city enters Guinness Book of World Records by lighting up over 15 lakh diyas
Ayodhya, the Land of Lord Rama, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by lighting up 15.76 lakh diyas! Yes, you read that right! The grand celebration was held on the occasion of Chotti Diwali at Ram Ki Paidi on the banks of the revered Saryu River. There were 19000 volunteers who made sure that the event was a success.
A total of 17 lakh earthen lamps across 37 ghats of Ram Ki Paidi were lit. But the Guinness Book of World Records only took those diyas into consideration which remained lit for five minutes or more. Also, the diyas were to be lit within a 40 minutes time frame as mandated by the world records firm.
Tokyo soon to have its own ‘Platform Nine and Three- Quarters’ after ‘Harry Potter’ makeover!
Good news for all the Potterheads out there! Two train stations in Japan’s capital city Tokyo are gettin Harry Potter makeover. This means Tokyo will soon have its own Platform Nine and Three- Quarters as Japan is now planning to have its very own Harry Potter theme park, known as Warner Bros Studio Tour- The Making of Harry Potter.
The studio tour is all set to open in 2023 and therefore two nearby railway stations will also be transformed according to the theme. These stations will act as a getaway to the world of the wizards!
Tokyo’s Seibu Railway Co. has taken the responsibility of transforming the Toshimaen Station in Nerima Ward, which is in proximity to the upcoming theme park. The second station that will be transformed is the Ikebukuro Station. As per reports, the platforms will be modelled as London’s King’s Cross train station, where Hogwarts students would get an entry. The station will feature the iconic brown brick facades and analog clocks just like Potter world!
Uttarakhand: Mussoorie’s Landour Market to be developed into ‘heritage market’
The Mussoorie Municipal Corporation (MMC) will be developing the Landour market of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, which was established in the early 19th century, as a ‘heritage market’.
This market was established during British colonial rule, and it is the first market to come up in Mussoorie. Uttarakhand will be developing the Landour market as a heritage market and some of the steps that will be taken in this regard are facade improvements, proper lighting, and cobbling of roads. It is likely that these features will help boost tourism and increase tourist footfall in Landour.
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