PM Modi to Lay Foundation Stone for Cricket Stadium and Inaugurate Schools in Varanasi Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi visit on September 23 includes laying the foundation stone for a cricket stadium and inaugurating 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalayas in Uttar Pradesh.

On September 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Varanasi, where he will undertake several significant activities. During his day-long visit, he will mark the foundation stone-laying ceremony for an international cricket stadium. Additionally, he will inaugurate 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalayas, which have been constructed across Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of approximately Rs 1,115 crore.

One of the highlights of his visit will be his participation in the closing ceremony of the Kashi Sansad Sanskritik Mahotsav 2023.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Prime Minister Modi will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony of the cricket stadium, which is being developed on a 30-acre plot at an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore. The stadium’s architectural theme draws inspiration from Lord Shiva, featuring crescent-shaped roof covers, trident-shaped floodlights, and seating arrangements reminiscent of ghat steps. The stadium will have a seating capacity for 30,000 spectators.


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Around 3:15 p.m., the Prime Minister will proceed to the Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre to take part in the closing ceremony of the Kashi Sansad Sanskritik Mahotsav 2023. Simultaneously, he will also inaugurate the newly constructed schools.

The 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalayas, with a total investment of around Rs 1,115 crore, have been established primarily for the benefit of children belonging to laborers, construction workers, and those orphaned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these schools occupies an area of 10-15 acres and boasts facilities such as classrooms, sports grounds, recreational spaces, a mini auditorium, hostel complexes, mess facilities, and residential flats for staff. These residential schools have the capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 students each.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Varanasi holds great significance as it encompasses the launch of key infrastructure projects and educational initiatives in the region.


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