Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bihar's Champaran district on Tuesday to be a part of the concluding celebration of Centenary of Champaran Satyagraha. He will address "Swachchh Bharat Mission" volunteers and flag off a number of railway schemes, an official of East Champaran district said on Monday.
The Prime Minister's visit is a part of the concluding celebration of Champaran Satyagraha centenary launched by the Bihar Government in April last year.
All chief ministers and senior officials have been invited to the function. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union minister Radha Mohan Singh and other dignitaries are also set to attend the ceremony.
Gandhi had launched his first agitation against the British rule here by protesting against the indigo cultivation order on farmers in 1917.
PM Modi will also unveil several development projects on this occasion like;
# PM will award ten Swachhagrahis who have performed outstandingly in their villages.
# He will also address 20,000 Swachhagrahis or the Ambassadors of Cleanliness in Motihari on this occasion.
# Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bihar visit will be the flagging off of India's first all-electric high-speed locomotive, developed at Madhepura's Electric Locomotive Factory.
#The train is the first big Make-in-India project completed by Alstom of France.
# Inauguration of Motijheel Project, Bettiah Nagar Parishad water supply scheme under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
# Four sewerage projects aimed at creating a sewage-treatment capacity of 60 million litres daily for Patna, under Namami Gange, doubling of Railway lines between Muzaffarpur and Sagauli and Sagauli and Valmikinagar.
# Flagging off of first 12000 HP Freight Electric Locomotive and Champaran Humsafar Express with many more other projects.
# PM Modi is also likely to flag off a new bi-weekly train, Humsafar Express, connecting Katihar to New Delhi.
# PM Modi will also unveil several development projects on this occasion, including four big-ticket sewerage projects in Patna.
# Mahatma Gandhi launched the Champaran satyagraha over a century ago, on April 10, 1917 against the Britishers to fight for the rights of farmers who were forced to undertake indigo cultivation.