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Bhubaneswar: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organised 'Sankalp Samavesh' near Lower PMG square in Bhubaneswar today to create awareness among people regarding the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Urging the Centre to introduce a bill during the upcoming winter session of the Parliament for construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, the state unit of VHP also organised the event in Balasore.

According to sources, the event was organised in 500 cities across the country.

Odisha VHP unit spokesperson Anand Kumar Pandey informed that religious conventions will also be organised between December 18 and December 26 across the State.

"We are trying to create massive public awareness to take the issue to every nook and corner of the country and as part of the campaign we have decided to organise the samavesh in every religious institutions across the state," Pandey said while addressing a huge gathering in the state capital.

Religious leaders and workers of the Hindu outfit from across the state congregated to support the move during rallies at Bhubaneswar and Balasore.

In Balasore, Mahant Kanheia Das Maharaj addressed a huge gathering of Hindutwa workers at ITI ground urging them to come forward to fight for the cause.

“Crores of hindus are waiting to witness the Ram Temple in Ayodhya but the judiciary has been a deterrent to the issue," said VHP leader Akhileswar Maharaj said.

On the other hand, senior BJP leader Pratap Sarangi said that the Hindu community is yet to get justice in connection with the issue.

"The government should introduce a bill in the parliament soon so that the issue does not get delayed any further because it has done a lot of injustice to the Hindu community," Sarangi said.