New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Varanasi, his Parliamentary Constituency, on a day’s visit on 16 February.
The PM is scheduled to participate in the Closing Ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul. Modi will also be releasing the translated version of the Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages along with its mobile app.
PM Modi will later be dedicating to the nation the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre. At the event, the Prime Minister shall also unveil the 63-foot tall Pancha Loha Statue of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, the largest statue of the leader in the country. Over 200 artisans have been at work for the last one year to complete the statue.
The Memorial Centre will also have the engravings of the life and times of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya. About 30 Odisha craftsmen and artists worked on the project during the last year.
Prime Minister Modi later at a public function shall be dedicating to the nation over 30 projects. This includes a 430-bed super specialty Government hospital at Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya, better known as Banaras Hindu University (BHU), and a 74-bed psychiatry hospital at BHU.
Modi will also be flagging off the IRCTC’s Maha Kaal Express through video link. The train will connect 3 Jyotirling Pilgrim Centres – Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar. This will be the first overnight journey private train in the country.
Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ and interact with buyers and artisans coming from different countries including America, England, and Australia. ‘Kashi Ek Roop anek’ is a two-day event at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Hastakala Sankul that will showcase products from all over Uttar Pradesh.