New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Sep 17: There is an atmosphere of celebration in Varanasi since yesterday night, even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the city to celebrate his 68th birthday. According to the sources, BJP workers have planned an elaborate celebration today. PM Modi is celebrating his special day in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi.
Sources also suggest that PM Modi will visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple and will pay obeisance to the Lord and later in the day will spend some quality time with children and watch Çhalo Jeete Hain', a film inspired by his own life.
On his last birthday, he had visited his mother in Gujarat before going on to dedicate the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation.
He will reach Varanasi for a two-day visit on Monday afternoon.The prime minister will visit Narur village, where he will interact with children of a primary school, aided by non-profit organisation "Room to Read".Later, he will interact with students of Kashi Vidyapeeth and children assisted by them on the premises of Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW).On Tuesday, Modi will inaugurate or lay the foundation of various development projects, cumulatively worth more than Rs 500 crore, according to a statement by the prime minister's office (PMO). The event will be held at the amphitheater of Banaras Hindu University (BHU).Among the projects to be inaugurated by Modi are Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for Puraani Kashi and an Atal Incubation Centre at BHU.Among the projects for which the foundation stones will be laid is the Regional Ophthalmology Centre at BHU. Reports also suggest that the prime minister will also address a gathering.