Last Updated: Jan 12, 2024
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 27th National Youth Festival at Nashik in Maharashtra today. He will also address the youth of the nation on the occasion of National Youth Day marking the birth anniversary of youth icon Swami Vivekananda. The theme of the five-day festival is “MYBharat-ViksitBharat@2047- By the Youth, For the Youth.” Various states will showcase cultural programmes of their diverse cultural heritage. This year, road safety awareness events will be conducted at major cities and 750 district headquarters of the country on the occasion.
During the day long visit to Maharashtra, the Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation and lay foundation stones of multiple development projects in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
In Mumbai he will inaugurate and travel on Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu. Built at the cost of over 17,840 crore rupees, the six lane bridge is the longest sea bridge in India. In Navi Mumbai, the Prime Minister will address a public gathering and launch multiple development projects worth over 12,700 crore rupees. The projects are related to rail and drinking water. They also include underground road tunnel connecting Eastern Freeway’s Orange Gate to Marine Drive to be built at a cost of more than 8,700 crore rupees.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate Bharat Ratnam for Gems and Jewellery sector at Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone- Special Economic Zone, which is first of its kind in India with best available machines in world including 3D Metal printing. During the programme, the Prime Minister will launch Namo Mahila Shashaktikaran Abhiyaan. It aims to empower women in Maharashtra by providing skill development training and exposure to entrepreneurship development.