Kolkata, Jan 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at around 4 pm today. Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Firhad Hakim received him on the airport. Just his convoy reached Raj Bhavan and Mamata Banerjee reportedly reached there.
Mr Modi will inaugurate the refurbished heritage buildings of Kolkata, including the Currency Building, Belvedere House, Metcalfe House and a Victoria Memorial Hall. The event will proceed at the Old Currency building around 5:30 pm today.
Then he will go to Millenium Park to commence festivities of 150 years of the Kolkata Port Trust. At around 7 pm he will initiate a light and sound show at Howrah Bridge. From there he would go to Ramkrishna Mission, Belurmath.
In his social media handle the Prime Minister himself posted, "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. Yet, there will be a void too! 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!" Tomorrow, he will address an occasion of Kolkata Port Trust (KPT) around 11 am at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Mr Modi will stay at Raj Bhavan tonight and leave the city at 12.45 pm tomorrow. (UNI)