New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating a new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar and launch a host of other projects in Odisha on December 24. The information was shared by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on his micro-blogging site Twitter. Also Read - PM Modi Concludes 3-City Vaccine Tour: Highlights From His Visit to Key COVID Facilities

Besides dedicating the new IIT Bhubaneswar campus, Modi will lay the foundation stone for IISER, Berhampur, Pradhan added. Also Read - Woman, Son Attempt Self-immolation Near Odisha Assembly in Third Such Incident Within a Week

The prime minister will also lay the foundation stone and inaugurate several other development projects in Odisha, the Petroleum and Natural Gas minister said in another tweet.

The Union Minister said he visited the venue of Modi’s programme and took stock of the preparedness along with the district administration.

Noting that the Central Government is celebrating the bicentenary of the historic Paika Rebellion, Pradhan said the Prime Minister will release the commemorative coin, stamp and inaugurate the Chair at Utkal University in memory of the rebellion.

The Paika Rebellion, also called the Paika Bidroha, was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company’s rule in Odisha in 1817. The Paikas were the traditional militia of Odisha who served as warriors.

The tour itinerary of the Prime Minister would be announced soon, sources said.