PM Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh: As it happened

After flagging off the Mahamana Superfast Express which will run from Varanasi to New Delhi, PM Modi on Friday arrived in Lucknow where he addressed the convocation ceremony of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University. PM Modi will also address Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow later today. In Varanasi, he attended the distribution of e-rickshaws to differently-abled people and interacted with some of them.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 18:41
PM Narendra Modi flagged off Mahamana Superfast Express at Varanasi today / Pic Courtesy: PIB

New Delhi: After flagging off the Mahamana Superfast Express which will run from Varanasi to New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Lucknow where he addressed the convocation ceremony of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University. PM Modi will also address Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow later today. In Varanasi, he attended the distribution of e-rickshaws to differently-abled people and interacted with some of them.

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22 January 2016, 16:11 PM

PM Modi earlier unveiled Students' Activity Centre at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.

 

22 January 2016, 16:05 PM

PM Modi concludes his speech.

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22 January 2016, 15:56 PM

It was saddening to know that a youth of my country was compelled to commit suicide, says an emotional PM Modi.

Reasons and politics aside, when I came to know that Rohith ended his life, I was hurt: PM

22 January 2016, 15:52 PM

Mother India has lost her son and I feel that pain: PM

A mother has lost her son, there cannot be a bigger grief: PM

PM Modi also refers to Hyderabad University Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula's suicide case.

22 January 2016, 15:44 PM

We must learn from our failures. Mostly people who are successful, know how to use their failures in their pursuit of success: PM.

Failures are a part of life. But one shouldn't be afraid of failures as they only work as fertilizers in achieving success: PM.

Doing something, having intention of doing something and completely devoting yourself to achieve that something is difficult: PM.

Whatever you achieve today is due to contribution of lot of people in society who knowingly or unknowingly helped you: PM

Sources of information are many but what's essential is to pick out relevant portions that one requires: PM.

22 January 2016, 15:42 PM

Dr Ambedkar lived and died for the nation: PM.

Ambedkar did not live for himself, he dedicated his life to the nation for the welfare of marginalised communities: PM

Ambedkar proved himself amidst criticism and insults. He didn't let his commitment to nation die: PM

22 January 2016, 15:40 PM

If you look at Dr. Ambedkar's life, you will find that he had to face all kinds of criticism, insults: PM.

PM hails Dr Ambedkar as a 'great visionary.'

22 January 2016, 15:29 PM

PM Modi addresses convocation ceremony of the Dr Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow.

PM Modi's speech interrupted after some students chanted slogan 'Narendra Modi Murdabad', they were later escorted out, reports ANI.

PM being welcomed by UP Governor Ram Naik, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival at Lucknow airport.

 

PM Modi arrives in Lucknow.

22 January 2016, 13:39 PM

Mahamana Exp is studded with special features – know more.

 

22 January 2016, 13:29 PM

A frontal view of the Mahamana Express.

 

22 January 2016, 13:26 PM

Glimpses of interior of Mahamana Express which was flagged off today by PM Modi.

 

22 January 2016, 13:22 PM

Ministry of Railways tweets more pictures of Mahamana Express, which was flagged off by PM Modi in Varanasi.

 

22 January 2016, 13:05 PM

In this PIB tweet, PM is shown distributing aids and electronic devices to 'divyang' children at Varanasi.

 

22 January 2016, 13:04 PM

PIB tweets pictures of PM Modi's interaction with divyang persons.

 

22 January 2016, 13:02 PM

PM Modi concludes his speech.

22 January 2016, 12:49 PM

We will do everything possible, where rules and systems have to be changed, we will change them: PM

While people are sympathetic, things are lacking when it comes to facilities be it in trains, buses etc: PM.

I recall so many touching experiences when I was CM, when I interacted with the 'divyang' sisters and brothers: PM.

As a society, we have to ensure that together we have to care for all those who are 'divyang': PM.

I met a 'divyang' child called Rahul here. I was amazed at how he operated the computer: PM

Let us not think about what is lacking in a person, let us see what is the extra ordinary quality a person is blessed with: PM

22 January 2016, 12:43 PM

Political rivals want to see me in getting into some controversy, but my focus is to solve your problems: PM.

I know that benefits of many schemes don't reach desired people because of middlemen, these camps eliminate roles of such people: PM

The result of such camps is that middlemen will get eliminated. And with middlemen getting eliminated, some people are getting worried: PM

22 January 2016, 12:42 PM

Sometimes government schemes are misused. The camp for people with disabilities will ensure it doesn't happen: PM

I want to replace the term 'viklang' with 'divyang': Modi.

22 January 2016, 12:34 PM

Our utmost concern is to take the benefits of development to the poor and needy of India: PM

I said on day 1 that our government will always be there for the poor, for those who've faced struggles in life: PM

We are constantly thinking about how development will reach the poor and how their lives will be transformed: PM

This is not first time that such a camp has been organised here. In fact 1800 such camps have already been organised: PM

22 January 2016, 12:33 PM

PM also talks about Lord Loomba and his wife who have done a lot of work for widows and to ensure that they can lead a good life.