PM Modi to participate in various programmes in Karnataka today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two day visit to Karnataka starting from January 2.

He will fly to Tumakuru today to visit Sri Siddaganga Math where he will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone for a memorial museum of Shri Shri Shivakumar Swamiji, the statement said.

The Prime Minister will offer prayers and also plant a sapling at the Mutt. The Chief Minister of Karnataka B. S. Yediyurappa and other dignitaries including Siddalingeshwara Swamy will be present on the occasion.

PM Modi will distribute Krishi Karman Awards and Commendation Awards to states at a public meeting in Tumkur Karnataka on Thursday, it said. He will also give away Agriculture Minister’s Krishi Karman Awards for Progressive Farmers.

The event will also witness the release of the 3rd installment of PM Kisan (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) of Rs 2000 for the period December 2019-March 2020. This will benefit approximately 6 crore beneficiaries.  Prime Minister will also hand over Certificates to beneficiaries under PM Kisan from 8 States/UTs, it added.

At the same event, Prime Minister will also handover the Keys of Deep Sea fishing Vessels and Fishing Vessel Transponders to select farmers of Tamil Nadu.

He will also distribute Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to select farmers of Karnataka.

Modi will return to Bengaluru on Thursday evening and visit the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) where he will dedicate Five DRDO Young Scientists Laboratories to the nation. The development is a boost to indigenous research capabilities in the defence sector, the statement said.

The event shall be organised at the Aeronautical Development Establishment, DRDO at Bengaluru. Prime Minister shall unveil a plaque to mark the dedication and address the Scientists.

DRDO will also showcase some of its innovative products to the Prime Minister at an Exhibition on the occasion.