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International Yoga Day 2024: PM Modi Visits J&K, Srinagar For Mega Event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, heading to Srinagar. He’ll mark International Yoga Day on June 21 in Srinagar and unveil 80+ development projects in the Union Territory. The PM said in an X post, “Leaving for Srinagar, where I will be taking part in two programs. Later this […]

International Yoga Day 2024: PM Modi Visits J&K, Srinagar For Mega Event
International Yoga Day 2024: PM Modi Visits J&K, Srinagar For Mega Event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, heading to Srinagar. He’ll mark International Yoga Day on June 21 in Srinagar and unveil 80+ development projects in the Union Territory.

The PM said in an X post, “Leaving for Srinagar, where I will be taking part in two programs. Later this evening, I will be at the ‘Empowering Youth, Transforming J&K’ program, which focuses on youth-led development. Key projects worth over Rs. 1500 crore will be inaugurated, or their foundation stones will be laid. These works cover infrastructure, water supply, education, and more. Tomorrow morning, I will take part in the Yoga Day program in Srinagar.”

Modi’s first visit after starting his third term in office will mark a historic occasion as over 7,000 people from various backgrounds gather to celebrate the 10th International Yoga Day at Dal Lake.

Here are the top updates from PM Modi’s visit:

Security Update

Security preps are in full swing in Srinagar after recent terror attacks in J&K. Mock drills by the Special Protection Group cover routes to SKICC.

“Srinagar city has been declared as “Temporary Red Zone” for the operation of drones and quadcopters as per provisions of Rule 24(2) of Drone Rules, 2021 with immediate effect,” the Srinagar police said in a post on X. “All unauthorized drone operations in the Red Zone are liable to being penalized as per relevant provisions of Drone Rules, 2021. As responsible citizens, your cooperation is solicited in this regard,” it added.

International Yoga Day

The PM is set to join the 10th International Day of Yoga event at SKICC in Srinagar at 6:30 am on June 21. He’ll speak to the attendees and join the yoga session, highlighting yoga’s positive effects on youth worldwide, and promoting health and unity through the celebration.

The theme for this year, “Yoga for Self and Society,” emphasizes its dual impact on promoting both individual and communal wellness. The occasion aims to promote widespread participation at the grassroots level and the dissemination of yoga practices in rural regions.

Empowering Youth

Prime Minister Modi to join ‘Empowering Youth, Transforming J&K’ event at SKICC in Srinagar before Yoga Day celebrations, marking a crucial moment for the region and offering inspiration to young achievers, per PMO statement.

During the event, he will inspect stalls and interact with young achievers from Jammu and Kashmir. He will also distribute appointment letters to over 2,000 newly appointed government employees during his visit, according to the statement.

84 Major Developmental Projects

PM Modi will inaugurate 84 major projects worth over Rs 1,500 crore, covering road infrastructure, water supply, and higher education in J&K. This includes launching the JKCIP and laying the foundation stone for various development initiatives.

The PM will lay the foundation stone for projects including the Chenani-Patnitop-Nashri Section improvement, Industrial Estates development, and construction of six government degree colleges. Additionally, he will launch the Rs 1,800 crore Competitiveness Improvement in Agriculture and Allied Sectors (JKCIP) Project, benefiting 15 lakh beneficiaries across 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir.

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