Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Varanasi on Thursday morning. During his five hour visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister would be dedicating projects worth Rs 1500 crore including a convention centre in the name of Rudraksh. This convention centre has been constructed with the financial support of Rs 186 crore from the Japanese government. The PM of Japan would be joining its dedication ceremony virtually on Thursday.
On his arrival to Varanasi, Governor Anandiben Patel and the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the airport greeted Prime minister. The UP Chief Minister had earlier visited Varanasi on Tuesday to take a review of the preparation of PM’s visit.
During his visit, the Prime minister would be addressing a public meeting besides interacting with 100 COVID-19 warriors at Sunderlal Hospital in Benarus Hindu University (BHU).
The Rudraksh convention centre at Varanasi has been decorated with flowers specially brought from Japan to welcome the prime minister. The convention centre has been designed by Japanese company Oriental Consultant Global and has a seating capacity of 1200 people. The Japanese ambassador in India, Satoshi Suzuki has already arrived with a delegation of 11 members to be present on the occasion.
According to the official spokesperson of UP government, the prime minister during his visit would dedicate 68 projects worth Rs 774 crore and lay foundation of 65 projects worth Rs 839 crores. Elaborate security arrangements has been made in Varanasi during prime minister’s visit and 10000 security personnel have been deployed.