Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated phase one of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi constructed at a cost of around Rs 339 crore. Addressing the gathering, Modi lauded the civilizational heritage of Varanasi and said many sultanates rose and collapsed but Benaras remained.
At the inaugural function, the Prime Minister showered floral petals on a group of workers who have been part of the construction of the mega Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.
Behind the success of the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham project is the hardwork of countless individuals. During today’s programme I had the opportunity to honour them and have lunch with them. My Pranams to these proud children of Bharat Mata! pic.twitter.com/iclAG9bmAR
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 13, 2021
Later in the evening, the PM will witness Ganga Aarti while onboard a Ro-Ro Vessel with chief ministers and deputy CMs of various BJP-ruled states accompanying him. On Tuesday, he will address a conclave of 12 BJP CMs and nine deputy CMs where they will share best governance practices in their respective states, an official said.