Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 50 development projects worth over 1,200 crore rupees at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh today.
During his day-long visit to his parliamentary constituency, PM Modi will flag off the Mahakaal Express to link Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar, and dedicate Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial Centre to the nation.
After reaching his constituency Prime Minister will first go to Jangam Badi Math, where he is scheduled to participate in the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul.
PM Modi shall also be releasing the translated version of the Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages and a mobile app of the Granth. He will then reach Padav area of Chandauli district where he will dedicate to the nation the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre and will also unveil the 63 feet Statue of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya. This is the largest statue of the leader in the country.
Later in the afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall inaugurate the two-day ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ exhibition at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Hastakala Sankul. Prime Minister will interact with buyers and artisans coming from different countries of the world including America, England and Australia. ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ will showcase products from over 100 artisans from all over Uttar Pradesh.
Artists and weavers at the event will also be imparted skills for improving the quality and branding of their wares suitable to the larger national and international markets.
At Padav, Prime Minister will address a Public function and will launch various development projects. These projects include a 430-bed super speciality Government hospital, a 74-bed psychiatry hospital and Centre for Vedic Research at Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya (BHU), at BHU. PM Modi will also inaugurate the Chaukaghat Lehartara Overbridge in the city which will ease the traffic near the railway station.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the ANNASHETRA, community kitchen of Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The CEO of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust told that Prasad and food can now be served to thousands of devotees simultaneously at this place.
(With inputs from PTI)