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Modi in Varanasi: PM visits Ravidas temple, will be chief guest at BHU convocation today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:44 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on Monday. His visit coincided with the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti.

He visited the Sant Ravidas temple at Seer Govardhanpur to offer prayers on the occasion of the 639th birth anniversary of the social reformer.

Later today, the PM will be the chief guest at the Centenary Convocation of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), where he will address the students.


During the ceremony, over 400 students will be awarded with medals for their outstanding performance.

A differently-abled student, Pankhuri Jain, who topped in the BSC math honours course, will share the dais with the Prime Minister.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, BHU Chancellor Dr Karan Singh and other dignitaries will also attend the convocation.

The Prime Minister reached Varanasi on the night of 21 February.

The Indian Express reported about the possibility of the PM's visit being marred by a few protests on the Rohith Vemula suicide issue.

(With inputs from ANI)

First published: 22 February 2016, 10:43 IST
 
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