PM Narendra Modi’s engagements on his birthday: Full schedule

PM Narendra Modi will spend the day attending a series of official events in Gujarat including inauguration of the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 16, 2017 6:43 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to kickstart his engagements on his birthday, falling on Sunday (September 17), by visiting his mother in Gandhinagar and receiving her blessings in the morning.

Similar to his birthday last year, the prime minister will spend the day in his home-state Gujarat attending a series of official events. The state is slated to go to polls later this year.

PM Modi will dedicate to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia, 56 years after the foundation was laid by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The 30 gates installed in it, closed on the directions of the Narmada Control Authority on June 17 this year, will be opened. The height of the dam was recently raised to 138.68 metres, facilitating a usable storage of 4.73 Million Acre feet (MAF) which will benefit the neighbouring states as well, a government release said.

CM Vijay Rupani told IANS that with the inauguration of the project, over 18 lakh hectares of land in the state would be benefitted with irrigation as Narmada water will flow to over 9,000 villages of Gujarat through a canal network.

The prime minister will then travel to Sadhu Bet, where the Statue of Unity, a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is currently under construction. PM Modi will be given an overview of the progress of work on the project. The project comprises a 182-metre tall statue, an exhibition hall, a memorial garden, and a visitor centre.

Post that, PM Modi will attend the closing ceremony of the Narmada Mahotsav and address a gathering at Dabhoi. He will lay the foundation stone for the National Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museum during the event.

The prime minister is also scheduled to visit Amreli where he will inaugurate a new market yard of APMC along with throwing open plants of Amar Dairy and laying the foundation stone for a honey production centre. An address at the Sahakar Sammelan at Amreli is also planned.

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  1. M
    Sep 17, 2017 at 8:06 am
    Happy birthday Modiji. Please undertake public welfare schemes in rural and tier two towns in particular. Good luck.
    1. M
      Sep 17, 2017 at 4:14 am
      Happy birth day to PM Modi. May God bless him with more power for the service o real Am Admi.
      1. R
        Sep 17, 2017 at 3:53 am
        Wow nice. no wonder lots of burnol is in demand now😄 Anti India crusade of desh drohi foreign lady and her halfspring is so desparate to grab one😄😄
        1. A
          Sep 16, 2017 at 11:14 pm
          lots of anti india followers of islams are writing nasty and rude things about respected PM MODIJI. in tolerant INDIA.THESE UNGRATEFUL LOTS ARE DANGER TO OUR COUNTRY AND ONLY FIT FOR Pakistan
          1. B
            Sep 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm
            Why Feku's lips are turning black? Is he suffering from some serious disease or is it due to lying non stop?
            1. Venkat Pokkunuri
              Sep 17, 2017 at 12:48 am
              from which mental asylum did you run away dont bite any oneuntil staff take you back
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