Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Sarnath Archaeological Site in Varanasi on Monday evening. The prime minister was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. PM Modi watched the light and sound show at the Sarnath site. Earlier the prime minister also watched the laser show at the ghats. This comes after PM Modi attended Dev Deepawali Mahotsav at Raj Ghat in Varanasi, earlier in the day. The prime minister lit the customary first diya at the Raj Ghat. Watch the full video for more details.
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In what can be seen as true example of 'where there's a will, there's a way', a tea seller's son from Bhopal has cracked the JEE Advanced 2020, and has been selected for IIT Kanpur. Anmol Ahirwar, whose father runs a small tea stall in a slum area of Maharana Pratap Nagar in Bhopal, has beaten all odds to qualify for the prestigious institute. Anmol credited his parents for his achievements, saying without them, he would not have been able to reach the academic heights. "My teachers inspired me to go for the IITs, but it was my parents who really motivated me. They continuously made efforts to never make me feel about their own difficulties," Anmol told ANI. Along with his father's tea stall, Anmol's mother runs a paan shop, and has been instrumental in his success. "My father has a tea stall and my mother runs a paan shop, and their monthly contribution is Rs 7000-8000 maximum. [But] they never asked me to help in their business or support them financially. They just told me to focus on my studies, and always assured me to continue my education." Anmol added. Anmol also thanked his older brother who is currently studying mechanical engineering, 2nd year from a private college. Anmol's older brother also earned scholarship for being a bright student.
Gateway to Northeast India - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati airport is a major connectivity point which experiences huge passenger traffic round the year. The challenge to handle the crowd grew significantly as the Covid-19 stretched out to all corners of the world. The Airports Authority of India laid out protective layers across all airports including the Guwahati Airport to combat the spread of the virus A host of safety measures were introduced and enforced. Right from the entry gates to the flight take- off, all touchpoints are regularly and repeatedly sanitized at the airport. The authorities also ensured that the orderly and cautious process didn't turn out to be an inconvenience for the passengers. A large portion of pre-travel paperwork has been shifted online so that the passengers could move without panic at the airport. The airport, in order to meet its futuristic demands, is also working to expand its infrastructure. A new integrated building at the cost of 1,232 Crore is being constructed. Once ready, the new terminal building will be capable of handling 4,300 domestic and 200 international passengers at peak hours, thereby enhancing the annual capacity from six million to ten million. With multiple check-in counters, self-check kiosk, Baggage carousels, In-Line baggage security screening system and Aero Bridges, the terminal will also be an energy-efficient building. The new terminal building is scheduled to be ready by June, 2022. AAI is committed to serve the Nation by enhancing passenger safety and building infrastructure with modern facilities.
Hundreds of people paid homage to former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Gogoi had tested positive for COVID in August.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid floral tribute to the former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi. He was accompanied by Congress National General Secretary K C Venugopal. Tarun Gogoi passed away on November 23 at GMCH in Guwahati. He was undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid last respects to Tarun Gogoi, who passed away on November 23 at GMCH hospital in Guwahati. Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at age of 86. Veteran Congress leader's Gogoi's health condition was in 'very critical' state. He had tested positive for COVID in August.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on November 15 paid tribute to slain soldier Hardhan Rai. Rai was among the five security forces personnel who lost their lives after Pakistan indulged in heavy cross-border shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) on November 13. Six civilians also died in the crossfire. In retaliation, Indian Army killed eight Pakistani soldiers and also caused extensive damage to its infrastructure.