PM arrives in Mangalore, to offer prayers at Shri Manjunatha Swami Temple

PM Modi is scheduled to participate in seven-eight functions at three places across the state

PM arrives in Mangalore, to offer prayers at Shri Manjunatha Swami Temple
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Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday is on a day-long trip to Karnataka for participating in various functions in Ujire, Bengaluru and Bidar.

"The Prime Minister has a busy day, as he is scheduled to participate in seven-eight functions at three places across the state," an official coordinating Modi's programmes said.

He further added, "Modi will address a public rally at Ujire, a small town near the west coast, near Dharmasthala and hand over RuPay cards to some of the 12-lakh Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders."

As per reports, the Prime Minister will inaugurate a 110km Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region The new track will provide direct rail connectivity from Bengaluru to Bidar in the state's northern region, about 690km away from the state capital.

This new track would decrease the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380km and will reduce the travel time by six to eight hours.

Following is the schedule of the Prime Minister's Karnataka visit:

- Modi will start his day by offering prayers to Lord Shiva at the Shri Manjunatha Swamy Temple at Dharmasthala.

- He will fly down to Mangaluru and is likely to reach the temple-town at around 11 AM.

- The Prime Minister will attend an event arranged by the Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP).

- He will launch the digitised cashless Self-Help Groups (SHG) transactions in the state Charitable trust of SKDRDP.

- Modi will also address a public meeting here and distribute RuPay cards to some of the 12-lakh Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders.

- He will initiate a campaign to 'Preserve Mother Earth and Transfer to the Next Generation' of the trust.

- The Prime Minister will fly to Bengaluru to attend a public gathering organised by the Vedanta Bharati in the city centre's Palace grounds.

- PM Modi will also visit Bengaluru and address a gathering at the Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Parayanotsava Mahasarmapane. 

- A mass recitation of the Soundarya Lahari hymn of Adi Shankaracharya will also be held at the event.

- Later in the day, the Prime Minister will dedicate 110km Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

(With inputs from agencies)

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