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PM Modi will visit Varanasi tomorrow and participate in Dev Deepawali

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency in Varanasi on November 30 to inaugurate a six-lane widening project on National Highway 19 between Varanasi and Prayagraj. It will also open the Deep Deepawali festival and is scheduled to visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project site followed by a visit to the Sarnath archaeological site.

The 73-kilometer stretch of the newly widened, six-lane NH19, completed at a total outlay of Rs 2,447 million, is expected to reduce travel time between Prayagraj and Varanasi by one hour, according to a statement released by the Office of the First. Minister.

Dev Deepawali, which has become a world-famous festival of light and fervor in Varanasi, is celebrated on every Poornima of the month of Kartik. The festival will begin with the Prime Minister lighting a diya at the Raj Ghat in Varanasi, followed by the lighting of 11 lakh diyas on both sides of the Ganges River.

Dev Deepawali falls on the full moon of the Hindu calendar month Kartika, 15 days after Diwali.

During the visit, the Prime Minister will also visit the site of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project under construction to review its progress. You will also see the sound and light show at the Sarnath archaeological site, which had been inaugurated by him earlier this month.

Hindustan Times

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