Prime Minister Narenda Modi reached Kerala on a two-day visit on Monday (April 24). PM landed at INS Garuda Naval Air Station in Kochi.
The Prime Minister will participate in several programs in Kerala and hold meetings with senior clergy of the Christian community.
PM Modi marches on foot during the road show in Kochi. A large number of people arrived to welcome the PM.
The PM also greeted the people standing on the roadside by shaking their hands. 2,060 policemen have been deployed in the city for the Prime Minister’s visit.
Addressing the Yuvam Conclave in Kochi, the PM said that a mission becomes vibrant when there is energy of vibrant youth behind it and when it comes to Kerala, it is so grand and beautiful that the energy increases further by coming here.
The Prime Minister said that the previous governments did scams in every sector, while the BJP government is creating new opportunities for the youth in every sector. The BJP government has given new opportunities to the youth by running a self-reliant India campaign. The BJP government has promoted local production with the mantra of Vocal for Local. The youth of Kerala know how much modern infrastructure contributes to the development of any state. If infrastructure improves in Kerala, new employment opportunities will be created here, new industries will come here and tourism will increase.
The PM said that today our country is starting the journey of Amritkal. This resolution of the youth of Kerala through Yuvam is very important. I congratulate all of you for organizing this grand event. A few weeks back I met a 99 year old man from Kerala. He is a famous Gandhian Mr. V. P. Appukutta Poduval, who was awarded the Padma award. We get to learn from every talent in Kerala.
He said that we have to remember that when there was a need for revival of India’s traditions and knowledge, Adi Shankaracharya emerged from Kerala. When there was a need to make the society aware against distortions, reformers like Narayan Guru came from Kerala.
“The youth power of India is the driving force of the development journey of our country. Today everyone is saying that 21st century is India’s century. India is the country which has a huge reservoir of youth power. Earlier it was thought that India will not change at all, but now it is thought that this country of ours can change the whole world” he said.
Eight prominent senior priests of Churches in Kerala have been invited to meet the Prime Minister in Kochi.
PM will go to Thiruvananthapuram airport from INS Garuda by air on Tuesday morning. PM will go to Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station by road to flag off the Vande Bharat Express train. From there, PM will go to Kerala Central Stadium to participate in several programs and lay the foundation stone of the country’s first Digital Science Park. After this, he will leave for Gujarat from Kerala on Tuesday afternoon.