PM Modi's Odisha visit: From inaugurating NISER, IOCL projects to visiting Puri temple - Things to know
PM Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, will attend two programmes on Sunday, besides visiting the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri.
Bhubaneswar: PM Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, will attend two programmes on Sunday, besides visiting the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri.
PM Modi will inaugurate the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Jatni on the outskirts of the state capital on Sunday.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to interact with students and faculty members of NISER and will leave for Puri to pay his obeisance to Lord Jagannath.
"Will offer prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Puri during my Odisha visit on the 7th," PM Modi had tweeted.
Later, the Prime Minister will leave for Paradip to inaugurate IOCL's refinery project at around 1 PM and will address a public meeting there.
"In Odisha, I will dedicate the National Institute of Science Education and Research and Indian Oil Refinery, Paradip to the nation," Modi said in his tweet.
DGP K B Singh reviewed security arrangements at Paradip, while other senior officers are camping at Puri and NISER to ensure full security of the Prime Minister.
"All arrangements are made as per the rule book," Singh said, adding about one lakh people are expected at Paradip.
For the PM's visit, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration has decided to keep the temple doors closed for one hour.
The Archaeological Survey of India, which is repairing the temple complex, will suspend the work to facilitate entry of Modi into the sanctum sanctorum.
The Special Protection Group (SPG) also reviewed the security arrangements at Paradip, Puri and NISER ahead of Modi's visit.