PM Modi launches BJP’s nationwide membership drive from Varanasi
This is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first trip to Varanasi since a thanksgiving visit on May 27 after the Lok Sabha election results.Updated: Jul 06, 2019 12:16 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a nationwide membership drive of the Bharatiya Janata Party in his constituency Varanasi on the birthday of .the party’s ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee
The membership drive is also available on the Namo app and on a helpline.
Ahead of the membership drive, Modi unveiled a statue of former Prime Minister late Lal Bahadur Shashtri at the Lal Bahadur Shashtri International Airport. He also launched a plantation drive by planting a Peepal sapling in Harahua after performing puja.
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Under the plantation drive, UP government led by Yogi Aditayanath has set a target to plant 22 crore saplings across the state and Varanasi district administration has decided to plant more than 27 lakh saplings in the district.
Modi launched the BJP’s nationwide membership drive from the Deendayal Upadhyay Trade Facilitation Centre and Museum.
Thereafter, PM Modi will visit virtual experiential museum at Man Mandir Mahal adjacent to Dashashwamedh Ghat here. The virtual museum based on first floor of Maan Mandir Mahal famous for its observatory.
The virtual museum gives glimpses of rich heritage of Kashi.
Superintending Archeologist Dr Neeraj Sinha confirmed the development. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a visit to visit to the virtual museum. We have completed all preparations regarding the visit and welcome PM Modi.”
Modi inaugurated the museum in February this year. The state of the art Virtual Experiential Museum (VEM) gives a 3D view of the world famous Kashi ghats, lanes and heritage to its visitors.
PM Modi last visited Varanasi on May 27 on a thanksgiving visit after the BJP’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections.