Prime Minister Narenda Modi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi starting Friday. During the visit, the prime minister will inaugurate several projects covering sectors like infrastructure railways, financial inclusion and sanitation.
File image of Narendra Modi. PTI
Modi would be dedicating Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts, in Bada-Lalpur near Varanasi. The prime minister will also launch other projects including Utkarsh Bank which specialises in micro-finance, 'Jal Ambulance' (water ambulance) service and 'Jal Shav Vahan' (water-based vehicle for carrying bodies) service.
In the evening, Modi will be visiting the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi, where he will also be releasing a postal stamp on Ramayana. He plans to visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city later on Friday.
The biggest highlight of the day will be the Mahamana Express, which will be flagged off by Modi. The train will connect Varanasi to Vadodara and Surat in Gujarat.
Modi's second day in Varanasi
On Saturday, Modi will not only be inaugurating several development projects but also address several gatherings, where he will speak with farmers and weavers and interact with Muslim women. The prime minister will briefly participate in a sanitation-related activity in a village of Shahanshahpur, where he will be distributing certificates to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural and Urban) before addressing the gathering.
Modi will inaugurate nearly 17 infrastructure projects including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Gha bridge, and lay the foundation of nearly six project including Ramna Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), said Bhardwaj.
The prime minister will dedicate to the nation a community kitchen ('Annakshetra') near the famous Kash Vishwanath temple, Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Niti Ramesh Gokarn said. Modi will also inaugurate 'Pashu Arogya Mela' in Shahanshahpur on the outskirts of the city and address a gathering of farmers.
Modi will also distribute loan waiver certificates to some farmers, whose loans have been waived by the BJP-led Utta Pradesh government.
In a major outreach initiative, Modi will also interact with a gathering of nearly 700 Muslim women at the DLW auditorium, Bhardwaj said.The prime minister will also felicitate some madrassa students, he said.
In the evening, Modi is likely to visit the famous Assi Ghat and participate in a 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme.
Updated Date: Sep 23, 2017 12:30 PM