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Sep 18, 2018
5:25AM

PM Modi to inaugurate, lay foundation stone for projects worth over Rs.500 cr in Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for projects worth over 500 crore rupees in Varanasi today. Among the projects to be inaugurated by Mr Modi are Integrated Power Development Scheme for Puraani Kashi and an Atal Incubation Centre at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The projects for which the foundation stone will be laid include the Regional Ophthalmology Centre at the BHU. The prime minister will also address a gathering.
Mr Modi arrived in the temple town yesterday on a two-day visit to his Parliamentary constituency. Prime Minister first interacted with students of a primary school at Naraur on the outskirts of Varanasi. During his interaction with school children, Mr Modi asked them not to be afraid of asking questions, saying it is a key aspect of learning. Calling the children future of India, Mr Modi said, they must give importance to sports as it is important to learn various skills. Later Prime Minister also met students of the Kashi Vidyapeeth and the children assisted by them.
Earlier, on his arrival, the prime minister was received at the airport by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey among others. Anganwadi and ASHA workers were also present to thank Mr Modi for the slew of benefits announced by the Prime Minister for them recently.

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