PM Narendra Modi to address ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations in Kolkata on January 23, confirms PMO | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kolkata to address ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations on January 23 to commemorate 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. 

This was confirmed by the Prime Minister’s Office. The PM will also visit Jerenga Pathar in Sivasagar, Assam to distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates, the PMO said.

The state unit of the BJP had earlier requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a public meeting in Kolkata on January 23. Sources said that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has now prepared a schedule accordingly. 

On the occasion of Bose’s birth anniversary, the saffron brigade also does not want to stay behind as they have decided to conduct street corner meetings on the day and cultural programmes to pay tribute to the national hero.

A day ahead of that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University in Assam on January 22 at 10.30 AM through video conferencing.

A PMO release said Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal `Nishank` and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will also be present on the occasion.

It said 1,218 students who passed out in 2020 will be conferred degrees and diplomas. Forty-eight toppers of various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be awarded gold medals. The convocation will be held in a blended mode and COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

The release said only PhD scholars and gold medalists will receive their degrees and gold medals in person and the rest of the recipients will be awarded degrees and diplomas virtually.

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