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PM Modi's two-day-long meditation at Vivekananda Rock: A look at Prime Minister's security cover

As the meditation coincides with the silence period ahead of the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections on June 1, opposition Congress and DMK have expressed reservation and moved the Election Commission against the PM's spiritual sojourn.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 30, 2024 18:13 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a public meeting during Lok
Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a public meeting during Lok Sabha election 2024 campaign.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari on Thursday, will begin his nearly 45-hour long meditation session at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial today. The Prime Minister arrived from nearby Thiruvananthapuram and offered prayers at the Bhagavathi Amman temple. He will later reach Vivekananda Rock Memorial and commence meditation for nearly two days.

PM Modi's security cover during 45-hour-long meditation 

  • All arrangements, including heavy security, are in place for Modi's 45-hour stay at the famed, mid-sea memorial, named after the revered Hindu saint.
  • Security has been beefed up ahead of Modi's visit and around 2,000 police personnel will stand guard during his stay.
  • In the sea, the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy would also maintain tight vigil.

Ahead of his departure on June 1, Modi is likely to visit the Thiruvalluvar statue, next to the memorial. Both the memorial and statue were built on tiny islets, that are separate and mound-like rocky formations in the sea.

Modi will meditate at Rock Memorial, a monument built in tribute to Swami Vivekananda, following the culmination of the Lok Sabha polls campaign later today.

The PM had undertaken a similar exercise in a Kedarnath cave after the 2019 poll campaign.

Modi will meditate from the evening of Thursday to the evening of June 1 at Dhyan Mandapam, the place where Vivekananda -- a spiritual icon admired by Modi -- is believed to have had a divine vision about 'Bharat Mata'.

With inputs from PTI

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