Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a roadshow in Maharashtra’s Nashik on January 12. The Prime Minister was welcomed by a cheerful crowd of people on either side of the road, waving and showering flowers at his motorcade. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar accompanied the Prime Minister in his motorcade.
#WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a roadshow in Nashik, Maharashtra. He will offer prayers at the Shree Kalaram Mandir here in the city and attend the National Youth Festival. pic.twitter.com/6shEKMumqJ
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The Prime Minister offered prayers at the Shree Kalaram Mandir here in the city and will be inaugurating several development projects in the State later in the day.
🕛 12.02pm | 12-1-2024 📍Nashik | दु. १२.०२ वा. | १२-१-२०२४ 📍 नाशिक.
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PM Modi joined the puja ceremonies and also attended the epic narrative recitation of the Ramayana, specifically the ‘Yudh Kanda’ segment, which depicts Bhagwan Ram’s return to Ayodhya at the Mandir Sansthan.
There was a remarkable confluence of tradition and technology as the recitation was done in Marathi and the Prime Minister listened to the Hindi version through AI translation.
The Prime Minister also paid floral tribute to Swami Vivekananda in Nashik on his birth anniversary. Shree Kalaram Mandir is situated in the Panchavati area of Nashik along the banks of Godavari. Among the places associated with the Ramayana, Panchavati occupies a special place, as several important events of the Ramayana took place here.
Bhagwan Ram, Goddess Sita, and Lakshman spent a few years in the Dandakaranya forest, which is situated in the Panchavati region.
PM Modi’s visit to the Shree Kalaram temple comes days ahead of the grand ‘Pran-Pratishtha’ ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22.
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The Prime Minister will inaugurate and address the 27th National Youth Festival, heavy security has been deployed in and around at the venue in Nashik. PM Modi will address around one lakh Youth participants. The event will showcase the Youth power of the country and Youth of the country will take a vow to make India developed by the year 2047, which will be the 100th year of Indian independence.
This year, National Youth Day will be celebrated by all field organisations of the Department of Youth Affairs in districts pan-India in collaboration with multiple Government departments. ‘MY Bharat’ volunteers throughout the country, with support from NSS units, NYKS and many educational institutions will coordinate their energies to carry out activities to volunteer for India. Youth Clubs will also bring their vibrant energy to the celebration, ensuring a truly inclusive atmosphere. More than 88,000 volunteers will participate in the campaign.
The Prime Minister then travels to Mumbai where he will inaugurate the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, built at a cost of about Rs 17,840 crore. Atal Setu is the longest bridge and also the longest sea bridge in the country.
During the visit, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of underground road tunnel connecting Eastern Freeway’s Orange Gate and launch Namo Mahila Shashaktikaran Abhiyaan in the State.
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the underground road tunnel connecting Eastern Freeway’s Orange Gate to Marine Drive, according to a Government release.
The Prime Minister will dedicate phase 1 of the Surya regional bulk drinking water project to the nation. The project, developed at a cost of more than Rs 1,975 crore will provide drinking water supply to the Palghar and Thane district of Maharashtra, benefiting about 14 lakh people.
During the programme, Prime Minister will dedicate about Rs 2000-crore railway projects to the nation. These include the dedication of ‘Phase 2 of Uran-Kharkopar railway line’ which will enhance connectivity to Navi Mumbai as suburban services running between Nerul/Belapur to Kharkopar will now be extended to Uran.
(with inputs from ANI)