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PM Narendra Modi launches Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana under which a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year. The group will be taken to the religious places of all major religions in India.

Jan 23, 2019 15:50 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22, 2019 launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana under which a group of Indian diaspora will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year.

The first batch of 40 Indian-origin people are at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and they would be beginning their tour from there.

Key Highlights

The group will be taken to the religious places of all major religions in India.

The tour would be completely government sponsored, as the government will bear all the expenses including the airfare from their country of residence.

Under the eligibility criteria, all people of Indian-origin, aged between 45 and 65 can apply and a group will be selected out of them.

The first preference will be given to people from 'Girmitiya countries' such as Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.

Other Details

Prime Minister Modi, during his, also inaugurated the Centers of Excellence at Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul.

  PM launches Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana

The Prime Minister also unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of 55 outlets which would serve as Centers of Excellence at the Hastkala Sankul, which is a complex dedicated to the handicrafts of the region.

He also released two books 'Kashi: The Universe of Crafts and Textiles' and 'Indian Textiles: History, Splendour, Grandeur'.

He also unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of an Integrated Textile Office Complex, at Chowkaghat.

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