Modi accorded warm welcome at airport
On his third visit to Chhattisgarh in last one and a half year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded warm and enthusiastic welcome at Swami Vivekananda Airport (Mana) in capital city Raipur on Tuesday morning.
Modi reached Raipur via IAF aircraft. On airport, Governor Balramji Das Tandon and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh welcomed him with a bouquet. State Government's Ministers, MPs of the state, MLAs, and officials of various organizations and senior administrative officials also welcomed the PM. Soon after, Prime Minister left for attending various programmes of Chhattisgarh Rajyotsav.
At first he reached Jungle Safari, where he inaugurated magnificent Jungle Safar, developed by State Government's Forest Department on 320 hectare area at a cost of Rs 200 crore. Thereafter, he inaugurated Bus Rapid Transport System (BTRS) under public transport service and unveiled Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay's statue in Naya Raipur itself.
On the occasion, Prime Minister also inaugurated Ekatm Path. After these programmes, he reached Rajyotsav Venue (Pt. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Capitol Complex) in the afternoon, where he met Panch-Sarpanch of various districts, who have come to Naya Raipur under Hamar Chhattisgarh Scheme, at development exhibition held there.
Modi also had a passing look at stalls of 'Shilp Gram' and 'Make in India' at the exhibition and took note of the works underway for handicraft development and industrial development. From exhibition venue, the PM reached the main stage and inaugurated five-day celebration event of Rajyotsav 2016.