PM to pay obeisance at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi
Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in Mangala Aarti at revered Kashi Vishwanath Temple after taking a holy dip in river Ganga on Monday morning, said Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sanpla.
The Union Minister is here on Sunday ahead of PM's visit starting tonight. He said in all likelihood the PM will pay obeisance at Kashi Vishwanath Temple after taking bath in the Ganga.
PM Modi, who was scheduled to come on Monday to deliver convocation address at Banaras Hindu University, will now reach his parliamentary constituency Sunday night. He will stay at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) guest house.
The sudden change in his programme has sent the district administration and the security agencies in a tizzy who had to make certain changes overnight as PM will have to cover about 27 kms from Babatpur airport to DLW guest house by road.
Detailed programme of PM on February 21
- 2040 hrs departs from Kolkata
- 2210 hrs. reaches at Babatpur airport , Varanasi
- 2215 hrs departure from Babatpur
- 2255 hrs reaches DLW guest house
- Night stay at DLW guest house
Detailed programme of PM on February 22
- 0945 hours DLW guest house to helipad
- 0956 hours departure by helicopter to BHU
- 1015 hours lands at BHU helipad
- 1020 hours departs for Sant Raidas Temple, Seer Govardhan
- 1030 hrs to 10.45 hrs at Sant Raidas Temple, Seer Govardhan
- 1050 hrs from temple to BHU
- 1100 hrs to 1240 at BHU convocation function
- 1245 hrs from BHU venue to BHU helipad
- 1255 hrs from BHU helipad to Babatpur airport
- 1315 hrs reaches Babatpur airport
- 1323 hrs flies to New Delhi from Babatpur airport
Holy dip in Ganga
- PM Modi may take holy dip in Ganga but this is not official confirmed.
- According to some party sources, the PM is keen on this.
Smiriti Irani will also attend convocation
- Human Resource Development minister Smiriti Irani will also be present at the convocation of BHU.
Earlier on Sunday, Sanpla distributed mats and umbrellas to 101 cobblers in Varanasi.