Narendra Modi visits Dharmasthala temple, inaugurates Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track [Photos]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a day-long visit to Karnataka on Sunday, participating in various functions in Ujire, Bengaluru, and Bidar

FP Staff October 29, 2017 22:50:11 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a day-long visit to Karnataka on Sunday, participating in various functions in Ujire, Bengaluru, and Bidar. Twitter @narendramodi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a day-long visit to Karnataka on Sunday, participating in various functions in Ujire, Bengaluru, and Bidar. Twitter @narendramodi
Modi’s first leg of the visit was at Dharmastahla in Dakshina Kannada district to offer prayers to Hindu god Shiva at the Manjunatheshwara temple. Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Ananth Kumar, BS Yeddyurappa and other dignitaries are seen along with Modi. PIB
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Modi’s first leg of the visit was at Dharmastahla in Dakshina Kannada district to offer prayers to Hindu god Shiva at the Manjunatheshwara temple. Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda and Ananth Kumar, BS Yeddyurappa and other dignitaries are seen along with Modi. PIB
The Dharmasthala temple is one of the renowned religious landmarks of south India, with a history of over 800 years. Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shri Manjunatha Swamy Temple at Dharmasthala in Karnataka on Sunday. PTI
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The Dharmasthala temple is one of the renowned religious landmarks of south India, with a history of over 800 years. Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shri Manjunatha Swamy Temple at Dharmasthala in Karnataka on Sunday. PTI
The prime minister then addressed a public rally at Ujire, a small town near the west coast, near Dharmasthala. He also handed over RuPay cards to some Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders. PIB
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The prime minister then addressed a public rally at Ujire, a small town near the west coast, near Dharmasthala. He also handed over RuPay cards to some Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders. PIB
Modi launched the digitised cashless Self-Help Groups (SHG) transactions in the state charitable trust of the Sree Kshetra Dharmastala Rural Development project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Self Help Group product stalls and E- Lobby of Vijaya Bank at Ujire in Karnataka on Sunday. PIB
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Modi launched the digitised cashless Self-Help Groups (SHG) transactions in the state charitable trust of the Sree Kshetra Dharmastala Rural Development project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Self Help Group product stalls and E- Lobby of Vijaya Bank at Ujire in Karnataka on Sunday. PIB
At the rally, Modi said such self-help groups, who have pledged to conduct their businesses cashlessly, have answered all those who spoke against demonetisation, questioning how was it possible to become cashless in a country where the poor and less literate have no digital connectivity. PTI
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At the rally, Modi said such self-help groups, who have pledged to conduct their businesses cashlessly, have answered all those who spoke against demonetisation, questioning how was it possible to become cashless in a country where the poor and less literate have no digital connectivity. PTI
Modi then visited a public function organised by the Vedanta Bharati at the Palace grounds in the city centre. There he attended a mass recitation of the Soundarya Lahari hymn of Adi Shankaracharya. PTI
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Modi then visited a public function organised by the Vedanta Bharati at the Palace grounds in the city centre. There he attended a mass recitation of the Soundarya Lahari hymn of Adi Shankaracharya. PTI
Later, Modi inaugurated the 110-kilometre Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. Modi with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and other union ministers at the Bidar-Kalaburagi inauguration. PTI
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Later, Modi inaugurated the 110-kilometre Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. Modi with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and other union ministers at the Bidar-Kalaburagi inauguration. PTI
The train will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380 kilometres and travel time by six to eight hours. The new track will also provide direct rail connectivity from Bengaluru to Bidar in the state's northern region, about 690km away from the state capital.
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The train will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380 kilometres and travel time by six to eight hours. The new track will also provide direct rail connectivity from Bengaluru to Bidar in the state's northern region, about 690km away from the state capital.