Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Naxal-prone Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh to inaugurate the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme on April 14 - Ambedkar Jayanti.
The security has been tightened in the Maoist-hit Bijapur ahead of Modi’s visit to avoid any untoward incident.
Bastar Inspector General V. Sinha said, "This is Naxal-prone area and Prime Minister's visit is a challenge for police. Adequate security is being deployed to avoid any untoward incident."
According to Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Prime Minister Modi will be the first prime minister to visit tribal district Bijapur.
During the visit, Modi would be interacting with people, local 'Champions of Change' including officials of the district administration, who performed well despite all the odds.
The Prime Minister will also meet teenagers Aruna Punem and Sunita Hamla from Maoist-affected villages of Bijapur. Both girls will then leave for the Philippines to take part in the Asian Junior Softball Championship.
“Earlier I used to pluck Tendu leaves, Mahua flowers &chop wood to make a living. After Bijapur sports academy opened I have been playing Softball. I have been selected in the Indian team. It will be a proud moment to meet PM Modi when he visits Bijapur,” said Arun Punem.