Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (UP), his Parliamentary Constituency on the 16th of February 2020. There he participated in the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul. He also released the the translated version of the Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages and its mobile app.PM unveils 63 feet Statue & inaugurated memorial of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay
He dedicated Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre to the nation which has the engravings of the life and times of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya. He also unveiled the 63 feet Pancha Loha Statue of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya. This is the largest statue of the leader in the country.
PM Modi inaugurated 36 developmental projects
He dedicated 36 projects worth Rs 1254 crore to the nation. This includes a 430 bed super speciality Government hospital at Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya (BHU), and a 74 bed psychiatry hospital at BHU. He also laid foundation stone for 14 developmental projects.
PM Modi flagged off Maha Kaal Express
He also flagged off the IRCTC’s (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) Maha Kaal Express through video link. The train will connect 3 Jyotirling Pilgrim Centres – Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar. This would be first overnight journey private train in the country. Every passenger travelling on the train will be covered with complimentary travel insurance of Rs 10 lakh. Facilities like security services, quality vegetarian food, bedrolls, and housekeeping services will also be available onboard. The Kashi Mahakal Express will run between Varanasi and Indore.
PM Modi inaugurated ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’
He inaugurated ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’, a cultural arts and handicrafts exhibition in Varanasi. He interacted with buyers and artisans coming from different countries of the world including America, England and Australia. ‘Kashi Ek Roop anek’ was a two-day event at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Hastakala Sankul.
About Uttar Pradesh:
Chief minister– Yogi Adityanath
Governor– Anandiben Patel