PM Modi arrives in J&K on day-long visit, pays tribute to Kushok Bakula Rinpoche

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh this morning on his day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the first after the Centre announced suspension of operations against terror groups during the holy month of Ramzan

PM Modi arrives in J&K on day-long visit, pays tribute to Kushok Bakula Rinpoche

New Delhi, May 19: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Kushok Bakula Rinpoche at the closing ceremony of birth centenary celebrations of Rinpoche in Leh.Security has been beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Saturday to inaugurate a hydroelectricity project and attend the sixth convocation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu). Here are the main highlights:

-J&K has the ability to reach all the peaks of development. I'm happy that more than 400 students have been awarded medals & certificates today. Special congratulations to daughters. Today, daughters are making us proud whether it be sports or academics: PM Narendra Modi in Jammu 

- PM Narendra Modi dedicates Srinagar's Kishanganga Hydropower Station to the nation. 

-There is great scope for agricultural growth across the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This state can play a key role when it comes to helping further holistic healthcare: PM Modi in

During his visit to the state, it was already scheuled that Prime Minister Modi will also attend the closing ceremony of the birth centenary celebration of the 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche in Leh.

Prime Minister Modi will dedicate the 330mw Kishanganga Hydropower project to the nation, at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar.

The entry and exit points in Jammu and Srinagar have been sealed by the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), with vehicles being allowed after thorough checking.

The security setup includes elaborate deployments, area domination, checkpoints and alertness.

Prime Minister Modi's visit to the state comes two days after the Centre asked the security forces to halt their operations during Ramadan following Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's call for a ceasefire.

News24Bureau with Agencies

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