On 22nd and 23rd September 2017, Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi visited Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and inaugurated 17 projects. He digitally laid foundation stones for 6 more projects.
Mr.Modi dedicated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul to the Nation:
i.Mr.Modi inaugurated the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a Trade Facilitation Centre, at Bada Lalpur, Varanasi.The facility has been named after former BJP President Mr.Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
ii.The Prime Minister dedicated it to the nation.It focuses on handicrafts.
Mr.Modi flaged off Mahamana Express between Varanasi and Vadodara:
i.Mr.Modi flagged off the Vadodara-Varanasi weekly express remotely through a video link.
iiThis express has new features like LED screens and environment friendly toilets.In sleeper coaches, the berths have reading lights.
iii.The train has been named after freedom fighter Mr.Madan Mohan Malviya.This train connects Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.
Mr.Modi inaugurated banking services of the Utkarsh Bank:
i.Mr.Modi inaugurated banking services of the Utkarsh Bank in Varanasi.
ii.He also laid foundation stone for the headquarters building of the bank.This bank focuses on micro-finance.
Jal Ambulance and Jal Shav Vahini service launched:
i.Mr.Modi launched the service of four water ambulances and four coffin carrying boats remotely through video link.
ii.They are named Jal Ambulance service, and Jal Shav Vahan respectively.
Mr.Modi released postal stamp on Ramayana:
i.Mr.Modi released a postage stamp on different aspects of Lord Ram’s life at the Tulsi Manas Mandir, in Varanasi.
ii.The Tulsi Manas Mandir is of great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism.He also visited the Durga Mata Mandir in Varanasi.
About Uttar Pradesh:
Capital – Lucknow
Chief Minister – Mr.Yogi Adityanath
Governor – Mr.Ram Naik