Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5:
While the three-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to three states began today, minor changes were made to the two-day scheduled visit to Odisha beginning February 6, sources said.
While prime minister was scheduled to arrive here on Saturday evening, the PM will instead reach here the following morning. After arriving at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) at around 8.30, he will go to Raj Bhawan from where he will leave for the inauguration ceremony of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) on the outskirts of capital city.
As per the revised schedule, PM will leave for the Pilgrim town of Puri to visit the 12th century famous shrine of Lord Jagannath to pay his obeisance to the deities after the NISER programme.
“Will offer prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Puri during my Odisha visit on the 7th,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted this morning.
Later in the day, he will dedicate the 15 million tonne per annum (MTPA) IOCL refinery at Paradip to the nation.
“In Odisha, I will dedicate the National Institute of Science Education & Research and Indian Oil Refinery, Paradip to the nation,” Modi said in his tweet.
After participating in these programmes, he is scheduled to fly back to national capital in the evening.
Meanwhile, state police and Special Protection Group (SPG) reviewed the security arrangements at Puri and NISER ahead of prime minister’s visit to the state.
Notably, prime minister began his three-day visit to Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha today.