Prime News, National, Karnataka, Bengaluru, January 2:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Karnataka for two days from today (Jan 2) and has a slew of programmes lined up in Tumakuru and Bengaluru.
He will visit Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru on Thursday to pay his respects to Shivakumara Swamiji, who passed away last year and will inaugurate a museum in memory of the departed seer.
This is PM Modi’s first visit to the mutt after the seer’s demise. Modi had come under criticism for not attending the last rites of the seer and for not awarding him the Bharat Ratna posthumously.
Later in the day, the PM will preside over a national convention of farmers at Tumakuru, where he will release the fourth instalment of subsidy to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana.
Prime Minister Modi will present the Krishi Karman Awards on the occasion. Karnataka has bagged the third place this year and Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who also holds additional charge of agriculture, will receive the award. The Agriculture Ministers of 12 states will also be present.
PM Modi will visit the Aeronautical Development Establishments at the Defence Research and Development Organisation in Bengaluru, in the evening where he will interact with scientists. He will stay overnight at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
On Friday, PM Modi will inaugurate the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, after which he will leave for New Delhi.