NEW DELHI || Prime Minister Narendra Modi is proceeding on a two-day official visit to Kolkata on the 11th and 12th January 2020, his office informed on Friday. In his two-day trip, he will, on Saturday, dedicate to the nation four refurbished heritage buildings in Kolkata.
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.
Ministry of Culture under the direction of Prime Minister 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.
The Prime Minister will also participate in the grand Sesquicentenary Celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust and shall 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.
He shall also be felicitating two oldest pensioners of the Kolkata Port Trust Nagina Bhagat (105 years old) and Naresh Chandra Chakraborty (100 years). The Prime Minister shall also launch the Port Anthem during the event. Modi will also unveil a plaque of 150 years of commemorative installation at the site of original Port Jetties.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the upgraded Ship Repair Faciility of Cochin Kolkata Ship Repair Unit at Netaji Subhas Dry Dock and 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.
Prime Minister shall also launch the Mechanisation of Berth No.3 at Haldia Dock Complex of KoPT and a proposed riverfront development scheme. 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 will also be inaugurated by the prime minister.