New Delhi: The 12th South Asian Games at Guwahati will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, during his three -day visit to Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Eight south Asian countries -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - are participating in the games.
“Will inaugurate 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati. I welcome all athletes from SAARC nations who are participating in the games.Looking forward to addressing tea workers at Moran & attending 85th Annual Conference of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha at Sibsagar,” The Prime Minister tweeted.
During this visit, Modi will also inaugurate the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd., the first petrochemical project in the entire northeast, at Lepetkata.
Here is his three days schedule:
In Assam, he will also dedicate to the nation India's highest wax producing unit using indigenous technology in Numaligarh Refinery Ltd.
He will address tea workers at Moran near Dibrugarh and deliver an address at the 85th Annual Conference of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha at Sibsagar.
On February 6, the prime minister will attend the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam. He will also visit a maritime exhibition.
He will reach Bhubaneswar on February 7 and will dedicate to the nation the National Institute of Science Education and Research. Later in the day, he is also scheduled to visit the Jagannath Temple at Puri.