Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to visit Odisha on Monday, will visit the State twice in January, confirmed party national general secretary and Odisha in-charge Arun Singh today.
Party national general secretary and Odisha in-charge Arun Singh told reporters that the Prime Minister will attend a programme in Baripada on January 5 and later visit western Odisha on January 16 where he will address a public rally.
However, the tour itinerary of the Prime Minister for the January 5 and 16 visits are yet to be finalised.
During his three-hour long visit to Odisha on Monday, Modi will dedicate IIT-Bhubaneswar campus to the nation, besides laying foundation for the campus of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur, and inaugurating the Archaeological Museum, Lalitgiri, Modi is scheduled to address a public meeting at Gosala Padia to commemorate the Paika rebellion.
The Central Government is celebrating bicentenary of the historic Paika Rebellion. Modi will release the commemorative coin, stamp and inaugurate the Chair at the Utkal University in memory of the rebellion.
The Paika Rebellion, also called the Paika Bidroha, was an armed rebellion against British East India Company’s rule in Odisha in 1817. The Paikas were the traditional militia of Odisha who served as warriors.
At least 45 platoons of police force will be deployed for the Prime Minister’s visit to Khurda on Monday, informed IG (Central Range) Soumendra Priyadarshi.