PM Modi to embark on two-day official visit to Kolkata today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday embark on a two-day official visit to Kolkata, where he will participate in various programmes.

On January 11, PM Modi will dedicate Four Refurbished Heritage Buildings in Kolkata to the Nation, the statement said.

These are the Old Currency Building, the Belvedere House, the Metcalfe House and the Victoria Memorial Hall. The Union Ministry of Culture has renovated these 4 iconic galleries and refurbished them with new exhibitions while curating the old galleries, it said.

Ministry of Culture under the direction of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is developing cultural spaces around iconic buildings in various metro cities in the country. To begin with the cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi are being taken up under this project, it added.

The Prime Minister will also participate in the grand Sesquicentenary Celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust on January 11 and 12.

PM Modi will be handing over a Cheque of Rs 501 Crore towards final instalment to meet the deficit of pension fund of retired and existing employees of the Kolkata Port Trust, it said.

In a memorable event, the Prime Minister will also be felicitating two oldest pensioners of the Kolkata Port Trust Nagina Bhagat and Naresh Chandra Chakraborty (105 and 100 years respectively), it added.

Moreover, PM Modi will launch the Port Anthem during the event.

He will also unveil a plaque of 150 years of commemorative installation at the site of original Port Jetties.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the upgraded Ship Repair Faciility of Cochin Kolkata Ship Repair Unit at Netaji Subhas Dry Dock.

PM Modi will also inaugurate the Full Rake Handling Facility while dedicating the upgraded Railway Infrastructure of Kolkata Dock System of KoPT for smooth cargo movement and improving turnaround time.

He is also scheduled to inaugurate Kaushal Vikas Kendra and Pritilata Chhatri Avas for 200 Tribal girl students of Sunderbans, a project undertaken by KoPT with Purvanchal Kalyan Ashram, Gosaba, Sunderbans affiliate to Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram.