Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 9 am today, tweeted his office.
“Today is the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Today PM will inaugurate key schemes relating to irrigation in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. Then, he will go to Jhansi for the ‘Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv.’ Before all of these programmes, he will address the nation at 9 AM,” tweeted the Prime Minister’s office.
The last time the Prime Minister addressed the nation it was right after India scripted history by becoming only the second country after China to reach the one billion COVID-19 vaccinations milestone mark in October.
Earlier this week, the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor — the road to Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan — was reopened, just days before the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
Movement on the Kartarpur corridor was suspended in March 2020, when Pakistan put restrictions on travel from India after the Covid outbreak.
The 4.5 km-long corridor connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur to Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, a small town in Pakistan’s Punjab province, about 4 km from the International Border. It is the place where the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak is believed to have spent the last 18 years of his life.
Right after his address, PM Modi will head to Uttar Pradesh, the politically prized state goes to polls early next year, where he will launch a series of key schemes.
On Tuesday, he had launched the 340-km Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.