New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday pay a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, where he is scheduled to inaugurate over 30 projects, including a 430-bed super-speciality government hospital. Also Read - Narendra Modi is a Friend, a Great Gentleman, Says Trump Ahead of India Visit
During his visit, PM Modi would dedicate to the nation the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre and unveil a 63-feet tall statue of the RSS ideologue. Also Read - What About Nehru's Letter to Gopinath Bordoloi, PM Narendra Modi to Congress in Lok Sabha
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, it would be the tallest statue of the leader in the country. Over 200 artisans worked day and night for the last one year to complete the structure. Also Read - Two Defence Corridors Coming up in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, Says PM Narendra Modi at DefExpo 2020
The memorial centre will have the engravings of the life and times of Upadhyaya. Around 30 craftsmen and artists from Odisha worked on the project during the past year.
According to PM Modi’s schedule, he would also flag off IRCTC’s ‘Maha Kaal Express’ through a video link.
The first overnight private train in the country will connect three Jyotirling pilgrim centres of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, and Ujjain and Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh.
Later, the prime minister would attend a public function, where he would dedicate over 30 projects to the nation. These include a 430-bed super-speciality government hospital at Banaras Hindu University and a 74-bed psychiatry hospital, also at the university.
Furthermore, PM Modi would inaugurate a two-day ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ event at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Hastakala Sankul showcasing products from all over Uttar Pradesh. He would also interact with buyers and artisans coming from countries, including the United States, England and Australia.
The prime minister is also scheduled to participate in the closing ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul and would release the translated version of the Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages and its mobile application.
According to officials in Varanasi, PM Modi will address a public rally and inaugurate Chowkaghat-Lehartara over-bridge. He would also inaugurate the Vedic Science Centre at BHU.
(With PTI inputs)