PM Modi to inaugurate projects worth over Rs 1,000 cr in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first visit to his Parliamentary constituency in 2020, will arrive for a day’s tour to Varanasi on Sunday. He will unveil various development and infrastructure projects worth over ~1,000 crore and address a public meeting.
According to his itinerary, Modi will inaugurate Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre, apart from unveiling a 63 foot metal statue of one of the leading ideologues of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
He is also slated to participate in the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul, wherein he will release the translated version of Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages. According to the head of gurukul Dr Chandrasekhar Shivacharya Mahaswami, the PM will release a mobile app of the Granth as well.
Later, Modi — at a public function in Varanasi — will dedicate to the nation more than 30 projects, including 430 bed super speciality government hospital and a 74 bed psychiatry hospital at Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
Besides, the PM will flag off the IRCTC’s Maha Kaal Express through a video link. The country’s first overnight private train journey will connect the 3 reverred ‘jyotirling’ pilgrim centres of Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar.
Modi will also inaugurate the two day ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ exhibition at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Hastakala Sankul.
He will interact with buyers and artisans coming from different countries including USA, England and Australia.
The event will showcase products from about 100 artisans of Uttar Pradesh. The artists and weavers will be imparted skills for improving the quality and branding of their wares suitable to the larger national and international markets.