Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 63-feet tall statue of former Bhartiya Jana Sangh leader Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya in Varanasi. He was on visit to his parliamentary constituency.
PM Modi: This memorial(of Deendayal Upadhyaya) which has been built here and this grand statue which has been installed will continue to inspire generations to come, the ethics and thoughts of Deen Dayal Ji will inspire pic.twitter.com/4GsO2ClGds
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Prime Minister Modi , who arrived in his parliamentary constituency , is scheduled to inaugurate over 30 projects, including a 430-bed super speciality government hospital and a 74-bed psychiatry hospital at Benaras Hindu University, and an exhibition ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’, besides flagging off IRCTC’s Maha Kaal Express through video link. Modi also launched or laid foundation of 50 projects worth Rs 1,254 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency.
The train will connect the three Jyotirling pilgrim centres of Varanasi, Ujjain and Omkareshwar.
The ‘Pancha Loha’ statue is the tallest statue of the leader in the country. Over 200 artisans have worked for almost a year in order to complete the structure.
He also inaugurated the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre. The memorial centre has the engravings of the life and times of Deendayal Upadhyaya.
About 30 Odisha craftsmen and artists have worked on the project during the last year.