PM Modi’s whirlwind schedule: 200 events in 125 days
Some of the major events included dedicating the national war memorial to the nation, attending the Kumbh Mela and inaugurating the annual Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar, Punjab.Updated: May 04, 2019, 08:05 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended nearly 200 programmes in 125 days, from December 25 to May 1 and across 27 states and Union Territories, a schedule issued by the PM’s office revealed.
Some of the major events included dedicating the national war memorial to the nation, attending the Kumbh Mela and inaugurating the annual Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar, Punjab.
The PM has also presided over 14 cabinet meetings since the start of this year.
The big ticket state visits of the Prime Minister included a visit to Jammu and Kashmir in February 2019, multiple visits to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura, and a visit to his home state Gujarat to inaugurate the Salt Satyagrah Memorial and Museum on January 30.
The marquee schemes— Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Man Dhan Yojana — were announced in February.
As per details listed on his website, the PM undertook five visits to Varanasi in the last 150 days, in his capacity as Member of Parliament from the holy city. During these visits, Modi initiated the Kashi Vishwanath Dham project which entails restoration of temples in the area around the Vishwanath Temple.
Modi recently filed his nomination papers from this seat, after conducting a roadshow the previous day. The prime minister kicked off his party’s election campaign with a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut in March.