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Feb 14, 2020

PM Modi to visit Varanasi on Sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Parliamentary Constituency Varanasi on Sunday. During the visit, Mr Modi will participate in the Closing Ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul. He will release the translated version of the Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages and its mobile app.

The Prime Minister will dedicate the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre to the nation and will unveil the 63-feet Statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. This is the largest statue of the leader in the country.

Over 200 artisans were working day and night for the last one year to complete the statue. The Memorial Centre shall also have the engravings of the life and times of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. About 30 craftsmen and artists worked from Odisha on this project during the last year.

Later, the Prime Minister will dedicate over 30 projects to the nation at a public function. It includes a 430-bed Government Super Speciality Hospital at Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya and a 74-bed Psychiatry Hospital at BHU. Mr Modi will also be flag off the IRCTC’s Maha Kaal Express through video link.

The train will connect three Jyotirling Pilgrim Centres - Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar. This would be the first overnight journey private train in the country. He is also scheduled to inaugurate 'Kashi Ek, Roop Anek' programme.

Prime Minister will interact with buyers and artisans coming from different countries of the world including America, England and Australia. 'Kashi Ek, Roop Anek' is a two-day event at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Hastakala Sankul. It will showcase products from all over Uttar Pradesh.

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