PM Modi unveils statue of Dr. BR Ambedkar in Bengaluru

20 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Karnataka for two days, unveils a monument of Dr. BR Ambedkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Karnataka for two days, unveils a monument of Dr. BR Ambedkar at the Dr. BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) in Bengaluru today.

Prime Minister also dedicated a new BASE University campus. PM Modi established 150 ‘Technology Hubs’ during the initiative, which were created by revamping Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Karnataka at a cost of over Rs 4,600 crore and are sponsored by several industrial partners.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Technology Hubs seek to develop a qualified workforce to meet the personnel demands of Industry 4.0. These Technology Hubs, via their numerous creative courses, will provide high-skill training in cutting-edge technology and boost job and entrepreneurial options for ITI graduates.

PM Modi came in Bengaluru on Monday to lay the groundwork for major rail and road development projects costing more than Rs 27,000 crore. Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and other dignitaries greeted him.

When the Prime Minister arrived in Bengaluru, he first opened the Centre for Brain Research at the Indian Institute of Science.

The Centre is a one-of-a-kind research centre that focuses on doing critical research to provide evidence-based public health strategies for the management of age-related brain illnesses.

“I am delighted to officially open the Centre for Brain Research at IISc, Bengaluru. The excitement is enhanced by the fact that I had the honour of laying the foundation stone for this project. This Center will be at the forefront of research on how to treat brain illnesses “Prime Minister tweeted.

“At a time when every nation must prioritise healthcare, initiatives like the Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital are critical. It would boost healthcare capacity and stimulate pioneering research in the field in the future “he remarked.

The 832-bed hospital will be built on the IISc Bengaluru campus and will aid in the integration of science, engineering, and medicine at the premier institute.

In an effort to improve mobility and connectivity in Bengaluru, the Prime Minister will lay the groundwork for the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP), which will connect the city with its suburbs and satellite townships. The project, which would cost more than Rs 15,700 crore, will have four corridors with a total route length of more than 148 kilometres.

Following this, he will also lay the groundwork for the rebuilding of the Bengaluru Cantt and Yesvantpur Junction railway stations, which would cost around Rs 500 crore and Rs 375 crore, respectively.

PM Modi will go to Kommaghatta in Bengaluru, where he will launch and lay the groundwork for a number of rail and road infrastructure projects totaling more than Rs 27000 crore.

On the occasion of the seventh International Day of Yoga (IDY) on Tuesday, the Prime Minister will take part in a Mass Yoga Demonstration at Mysore Palace Ground in Mysuru, along with thousands of other participants.

Prime Minister’s Yoga programme in Mysuru is also part of the unique ‘Guardian Yoga Ring,’ a joint exercise with 79 nations and United Nations organisations, as well as Indian Missions throughout the world, to demonstrate Yoga’s unifying force that transcends national borders.