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PM to visit Varanasi to inaugurate 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya on Sep 23


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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi on Saturday to inaugurate 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalayas built across Uttar Pradesh.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s office, “These Atal Awasiya Vidyalayas were built at a cost of about 1115 crore rupees to further enhance access to quality education”.

The Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya was constructed exclusively for children of labourers, construction workers, and orphans due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the aim to provide quality education and help in the holistic development of children.

“Each school is constructed in an area of 10 to 15 acres with classrooms, sports grounds, recreational areas, a mini auditorium, a hostel complex, a mess, and residential flats for staff,” it said. These residential schools intend to eventually accommodate 1,000 students each.

Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi.

The cricket stadium, to be built in Ganjari, Rajatalab, and Varanasi, will be developed over a 30-acre area at a cost of about 450 crore rupees. The stadium will have a capacity of 30,000 spectators.

The Prime Minister will attend the closing ceremony of Kashi Sansad Sanskritik Mahotsav 2023.

The Mahotsav witnessed the participation of more than 37,000 people across 17 disciplines who displayed their skills in singing, instrumental playing, nukkad natak, and dancing.


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