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PM Modi to visit areas along India-China border in Uttarakhand to boost morale of security forces | DETAILS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jolingkong and Gunji in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh on October 12 which will boost the morale of the security forces and the locals in the region, Union Minister Ajay Bhatt said.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) Updated on: October 11, 2023 6:12 IST
PM Modi, Narendra Modi, Uttarakhand, India China border
Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttarakhand on October 12

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jolingkong and Gunji, which is along the India-China border in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh where he will interact with the locals and personnels of Army and ITBP to boost their morale an official statement said on Tuesday.

PM Modi is scheduled to visit the region on October 12. Jolingkong is the endpoint for the Adi Kailash peak.

Details of PM Modi's visit

At around 8:30 am, the Prime Minister will reach Jollingkong in Pithoragarh District, where he will perform pooja and darshan at Parvati Kund. Prime Minister will also seek blessings from the holy Adi-Kailash at this place.

"PM Modi will reach Gunji village, Pithoragarh district at around 9:30 am, where he will interact with the local people, and visit an exhibition highlighting local art and products. He will also interact with personnels of Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO)," the Prime Minister's Office said.

At around 12 noon, he will reach Jageshwar, Almora district, where he will perform pooja and darshan at Jageshwar Dham. Located at a height of about 6200 feet, the Jageshwar Dham comprises of about 224 stone temples.

After that, Prime Minister will reach Pithoragarh at around 2:30 pm, where he will inaugurate, dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth about Rs 4200 crore in sectors like rural development, road, power, irrigation, drinking water, horticulture, education, health and disaster management, among others.

"The projects that will be inaugurated and dedicated to  nation by the Prime Minister include 76 rural roads  and 25 bridges built in rural areas under PMGSY; 15 buildings of BDO offices in 9 districts; upgradation of three roads built under central road fund viz Kausani Bageshwar road,  Dhari-Dauba-Giricheena road and Nagala-Kiccha road;  upgradation of two road on National Highways viz Almora Petshal - Panuwanaula - Danya (NH 309B) and Tanakpur - Chalthi (NH 125); three projects related to Drinking water viz 38 Pumping drinking water schemes,  419 Gravity based water supply schemes and three tube wells based water supply schemes;  Tharkot artificial lake in Pithoragarh; 132 KV Pithoragarh-Lohaghat (Champawat) Power Transmission Line; 39 bridges across Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) building in Dehradun built under the World Bank funded Uttrakhand Disaster Recovery Project," the PMO said.

Union Minister of State for Defence and Tourism on PM Modi's visit

"Wherever the prime minister has gone, it has led to manifold development of that region," Bhatt, the Union Minister of State for Defence and Tourism said.

He said that the Prime Minister has initiated every project the state leaders asked for till date.

"We in Uttarakhand have till date received development projects worth over Rs 1 lakh crore by the grace of Modiji. He readily gave whatever we asked for as he feels a special attachment to the Himalayan state," he said.

Gunji village to be developed as Shiv Nagri

Bhatt, who is the BJP MP from Nainital, said that the Gunji village will be developed as Shiv Nagri under the Centre's vibrant village programme having facilities like 24-hour drinking water supply, residential facilities, wellness centres and round-the-year road connectivity.

"I visited Jolingkong yesterday. The BRO has done excellent work in connecting Adi Kailash and Parwati Tal with smooth roads," the minister said.

He slammed the previous Congress governments for adopting policy of not connecting the borders with roads due to the “fear of the enemy” and said that the Modi government has the policy of linking the border villages with roads so that the benefits of development could reach them.

"A strong India is emerging with strong borders under the strong leadership of Modi," Bhatt said.

(With PTI inputs)


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