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PM Modi to inaugurate Paradip refinery, NISER in Odisha on Feb 7


Bhubaneswar, Feb 6: Odisha is all set to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to arrive here later today as part of his two-day visit to the state.

"The Prime Minister will arrive here late evening today. Tomorrow he will attend two programmes, besides visiting the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri," said home secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy.

PM Modi to inaugurate Paradip refinery

Modi would stay overnight at the Raj Bhavan and will inaugurate the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Jatni on the outskirts of the state capital at 9 AM tomorrow.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to interact with students and faculty members of NISER and will leave for Puri to pay his obeisance to Lord Jagannath at around 11 AM.

"Will offer prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Puri during my Odisha visit on the 7th," Modi had tweeted.

Later, the Prime Minister will leave for Paradip to inaugurate IOCL's refinery project at around 1 PM and will address a public meeting there.

"In Odisha, I will dedicate the National Institute of Science Education and Research and Indian Oil Refinery, Paradip to the nation," Modi said in his tweet.

DGP KB Singh reviewed security arrangements at Paradip, while other senior officers are camping at Puri and NISER to ensure full security of the Prime Minister.

"All arrangements are made as per the rule book," Singh said, adding about one lakh people are expected at Paradip. For the PM's visit, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration has decided to keep the temple doors closed for one hour.

The Archaeological Survey of India, which is repairing the temple complex, will suspend the work to facilitate entry of Modi into the sanctum sanctorum.

The Special Protection Group (SPG) also reviewed the security arrangements at Paradip, Puri and NISER ahead of Modi's visit.


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