Prime Minister Modi says Kashi Vishwanath Dham is witness of our capability, duty; PM to participate in conclave of CMs in Varanasi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that dedication of Kashi Vishwanath Dham will give a decisive direction to India and will lead to a brighter future. He said, the complex is a witness of our capability and our duty. Mr Modi said, with determination and concerted thought, nothing is impossible. The Prime Minister inaugurated Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh yesterday.

In his address, he said Kashi Vishwanath Dham is not just a grand building but is a symbol of our sanatan culture and our spiritual soul. He said it is a symbol of India’s antiquity, traditions, our energy and dynamism. The Prime Minister asked for three resolutions from the citizens – Swachhta, Srijan and continuous efforts for Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

Mr. Modi further said today’s New India is not only constructing temple at Ayodhya but also constructing Medical Colleges in every district. He said today’s New India is not only building Kashi Vishwanath Dham but also building pukka houses for the poor.

Mr. Modi said the premise of Kashi Vishwanath Temple will ease the pilgrimage for specially-abled and senior citizens. He said, today Kashi is scripting history and it is our fortune that we are present to witness it.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to every worker involved in the construction of the grand complex. He said, despite the Covid pandemic the construction work of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham did not stop. The Prime Minister also lauded the artisans, people associated with the construction, administration and the families who were rehabilitated from the construction site.

The Prime Minister said Kashi has seen brutality in the past but it has survived and revived itself. He said India has time & again showcased its strength to face any challenge that comes its way.

The Prime Minister said India is reviving its lost heritage. He said recently the statue of Mata Annapurna Devi, which was stolen from Kashi, has now been brought back and re-established here.

The Prime Minister began his visit to Varanasi by offering prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple, known as the guard of the Kashi. The Prime Minister then took holy dip in the river Ganga and reached Kashi Vishwanath Dham carrying the holy Gangajal through Kashi Vishwanath corridor.
The Prime Minister witnessed Ganga Aarti on board a Ro-Ro Vessel in the evening.

On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister will attend the 98th-anniversary celebrations of Sadguru Sadafaldeo Vihangam Yog this afternoon.

Later, last night the Prime Minister inspected the development works going on in his constituency Varanasi including Banaras railway station. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said it is our endeavour to create best possible infrastructure for this sacred city. He added the government is working to enhance rail connectivity as well as ensure clean, modern and passenger-friendly railway stations.

The Prime Minister will also participate in a conclave of Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, along with Deputy CMs from Bihar and Nagaland. The conclave will provide an opportunity to share governance-related best practices and is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of furthering team India spirit.

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