PM Modi to launch projects of more than Rs 19K cr in Varanasi

Varanasi, ( | PM Narendra Modi is set to lay the foundation stone and inaugurate 37 projects worth more than Rs 19,000 crore for the development of Kashi and Purvanchal during his two day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi starting from Sunday.

After arriving Varanasi the PM will be welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, after which he will spend about 25 hours in Kashi.
On the first day of his visit, PM Modi will launch the second edition of Kashi Tamil Sangamam in the evening from Namo Ghat. At this event, he will flag off the Kashi Tamil Sangamam Express, which will embark on its journey from Kanyakumari to Varanasi.

The event will witness the participation of 1,400 dignitaries from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, who will visit Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Ayodhya during the event scheduled between December 17 to 31. In addition to the cultural exchange, an exhibition showcasing the rich tapestry of art, music, handlooms, handicrafts, cuisine and other distinctive products from both Tamil Nadu and Kashi is also on the agenda.

The programme will feature cultural events that highlight the unique traditions of Kashi and Tamil Nadu. The second edition of Kasi Tamil Sangamam will include lectures covering literature, ancient texts, philosophy, spirituality, music, dance, drama, yoga and Ayurveda. Besides, seminars are planned on topics such as Innovation, trade, knowledge exchange, edutech and Next-Gen Technology.

Dignitaries, including Governor Anandi Ben Patel, CM Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union Minister of State Dr L Murugan will also be in attendance during this significant event.
On the second day of his visit, PM Modi will participate in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra programme at Barki Gram Sabha of Sewapuri development block on Monday. He will also gift 37 projects worth Rs 19,155 crore to Kashi and Purvanchal from here.

Among these projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various projects, including roads and bridges, health and education, police welfare, smart city and urban development projects, railways and airports.

This also includes the inauguration of a dedicated freight corridor project exceeding Rs 10,000 crore, connecting New Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay to New Bhaupur. He will inaugurate the Lahartara-Phulwaria-Shivpur four-lane road, completed at a cost of Rs 166 crore.

The PM is set to inaugurate the Swaraved Mahamandir Dham situated in Chaubepur Umrah, Varanasi. He will participate in the organisation of the Swarved Gyan Mahayagya, featuring 25,000 Kundis.

He may also visit and offer prayers at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham and the Kaal Bhairav Temple. CM Yogi Adityanath has overseen the preparations for the Prime Minister’s arrival programs, ensuring their smooth execution. (UNI)