Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a number of developmental projects in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi through the virtual mode and said that these work were taken up with the blessings of Lord Shiva.
“In the last six years, the city has seen multiple developments from industrial to aviation sectors. The number of flights from Varanasi has increased four times from 12 to 48 now,” Modi said while speaking on the occasion.
“These work were getting done by the blessings of Baba Vishwanath and whenever new project work begins, the earlier ones get completed,” he said.
The inaugurated projects include the Sarnath light and sound show, upgradation of Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital at Ramnagar, sewerage works, infrastructure facilities for protection and conservation of cows, multipurpose seed storehouse, agricultural produce warehouse of 100 MT capacity, IPDS Phase 2, housing complex for players in Sampurnanand Stadium, Varanasi City smart lighting work, along with 105 Aanganwadi Kendras and 102 Gau Ashray Kendras.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stones of projects on redevelopment of Dashashwamedh Ghat and Khidkiya Ghat, barracks for Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel, redevelopment of certain wards in Kashi, parking facility along with redevelopment of park in Beniya Bagh, upgradation of multi-purpose hall in Girija Devi Sanskritik Sankul, repair work of city roads and development of tourist places.
The PM said that ever since he was elected the MP from Varanasi, the ancient city was witnessing many changes. He also conveyed his greetings to people in a local dialect and wished them a happy Diwali.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reiterated his call to support local businesses this festive season, backing Union Minister Smriti Irani’s tweet on the issue.
“Diwali is approaching. Inspired by the festive spirit, let us spread brightness, happiness and prosperity. Support Indian talent,” tweeted the Prime Minister with the hashtag Local4Diwali.
The Prime Minister also attached a tweet by Union textile minister Smriti Irani where she posted an audio visual, urging Indians to buy local products this Diwali. The video makes a strong pitch for buying local handicrafts and local sweets this time around.
Irani had tweeted, “Help local craftsmen and businesses to prosper & support aLocal for Vocal’ movement for an AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ as envisaged by PM Narendra Modi Ji.”
A slew of top BJP leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J.P. Nadda, too have urged people to buy local goods this Diwali. Celebrities like Aditi Rao Haydari and Raveena Random too have joined this online movement.