New Delhi, Jan 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he is 'excited' about his two-day visit to West Bengal and is delighted to be spending time at the Ramakrishna Mission and that too on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary.
"I am excited to be in West Bengal today and tomorrow. I am delighted to be spending time at the Ramakrishna Mission and that too when we mark Swami Vivekananda’s Jayanti. There is something special about that place," Prime Minister wrote in a series of tweets.
"Yet, there will be a void too!," he said adding : "The person who taught me the noble principle of ‘Jan Seva Hi Prabhu Seva’, the venerable Swami Atmasthananda Ji, will not be there. It is unimaginable to be at the Ramakrishna Mission and not have his august presence."
Modi will inaugurate the grand sesquicentenary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust, an oldest operational port and the first among the 12 major ports (government-owned) of India, during his two-day visit to the city.
In a memorable event, Mr Modi will 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.
The Prime Minister will launch the Port Anthem during the event and unveil a plaque of 150 years of commemorative installation at the site of original Port Jetties. (UNI)