Modi to visit Varanasi, Lucknow on January 22 to distribute aids

| Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 21:34
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PM Narendra Modi

Modi to visit Varanasi, Lucknow on January 22 to distribute aids

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to distribute aids and devices to the differently-abled people, a PMO release said on Thursday.

He will visit Lucknow to address the sixth convocation of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University. The prime minister will also pay homage to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar at the Ambedkar Mahasabha. 

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"The prime minister will arrive in Varanasi to attend Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Samaroh -- a programme for the distribution of aids and devices for the differently-abled people," the release said.

In Lucknow, he will also distribute e-rickshaws at a function to be organised by microfinance institution Bharatiya Micro Credit. 

In December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had visited Varanasi and experienced a spiritual retreat on the banks of the holy Ganges river at the Dasaswamedh ghat. Abe, not only meticulously followed the rituals - Ganga pujan, aachman and sankalp, as described by priests.
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