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PM in Shirdi: Narendra Modi hands over keys to beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 19 Oct 2018, 05:25:25 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Shirdi on Friday to attend the valedictory function of the Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary celebrations. He performed puja at the temple of the revered saint. Modi will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of various development works of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust. He will also release a silver coin to commemorate the centenary year of Shri Saibaba Samadhi.

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Modi will also hand over the keys of houses to some beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in Shirdi, an official said. The prime minister will be present at the 'e-griha pravesh' ceremony for 40,000 beneficiaries of the affordable housing scheme of the government, the official added.

The previous government had built only 25 lakh houses in four years whereas we have built 1.25 crore houses in the past four years: PM Modi

One's own abode makes life easier and creates a new enthusiasm for fighting poverty. In view of this, the government has been aiming to give home to every homeless-poor family of the country by 2022. I am glad that we have reached the half-waty mark: PM Modi 

These new homes are the symbols of your dreams, as well as the new dimensions of your aspirations. Now your life, your children's life, the path to meaningful change has been afoot. These are huge steps towards victory over poverty: PM Modi

I am happy that this Dussehra, I have had the opportunity to hand over houses to my half a million sisters of Maharashtra: PM

We all make an effort to celebrate festivals with our family. I also try to celebrate every festival with my countrymen. So, with the same spirit, I am here among you today: PM Modi.

PM Shri is speaking at the centenary year celebrations of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over keys to beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural) in Shirdi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shri Saibaba Samadhi Temple Complex in Shirdi.

Visuals from outside Shri Saibaba Samadhi Temple Complex where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit later today. He will participate in the Sai Baba Samadhi centenary celebrations.

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First Published : 19 Oct 2018, 09:56:15 AM