PM Modi to inaugurate multiple projects in Somnath on Friday

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)
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New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects in Somnath, Gujarat on August 20 at 11 am via video conferencing.

"At 11 AM tomorrow, 20th August, various projects in Somnath would be inaugurated. These works will add to the overall infrastructure at Somnath. The projects that will be inaugurated include Somnath Promenade, Somnath Exhibition Centre, reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath, foundation stone of the Shree Parvati Temple will also be laid," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Shree Parvati Temple.

A PMO release said on Wednesday that Somnath Promenade has been developed under PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) Scheme at a cost of over Rs 47 crore.

The Somnath Exhibition Centre, developed in the premises of 'Tourist Facilitation Centre', displays the exhibits from dismantled parts of old Somnath temple and its sculptures having Nagar style temple architecture of old Somnath. .

The reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath has been completed by Shree Somnath Trust with a total outlay of Rs 3.5 crore.

This temple is also referred to as Ahilyabai Temple since it was built by Queen Ahilyabai of Indore when she found that the old temple was in ruins.

The entire old temple complex has been holistically redeveloped for the safety of pilgrims and with augmented capacity.

Shree Parvati Temple is proposed to be constructed with a total outlay of Rs 30 crore. This will include temple construction in Sompura Salats Style, development of Garbha Griha and Nritya Mandap.

Union Home Minister, Union Tourism Minister along with Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat will be present on the occasion. (ANI)

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