Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his two-day visit to Varanasi, will also be present at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly and will watch live surgery on cattle by IVRI experts in Varanasi.
Amid his two-day visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi will also dedicate the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul to the nation and flag off the Mahamana Express. This train will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.
RK Singh, the director of IVRI was already informed about the 'unusual request' from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office and therefore, he has made arrangements in Shahanshapur on the outskirts of Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi.
“We have been asked to send a field surgery team to demonstrate the live surgery of animals to the Prime Minister and his team,” said Singh as he reviewed the preparation by the institute’s surgery team that will set up a stall in Shahanshapur.
PM Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a week-long Pashu Arogya Mela or an animal fair on 23 September.
“We sent a nine-member advance party with some equipment via road on Wednesday evening itself. The remaining equipment and experts are leaving today (Thursday),” he added.
The Prime Minister's engagements in the two-day period will cover aspects as diverse as infrastructure, railways, textiles, financial inclusion, environment and sanitation, animal husbandry, culture and spirituality.
“The experts will demonstrate median patellar dysrectomy (surgery of extended ligament), removal of kidney stone of a goat and rumenotomy (rumen surgery) of bovine cattle,” Singh said.
Traders of cows, buffaloes, horses, goats, sheep and camel form are also expected to visit during PM visit.
“Surgeries for these abnormalities are very common and performed regularly by our experts at the institute polyclinic,” he added.