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PM Modi Pune Visit Highlights: ‘Honoured to receive award named after Tilak, who was at forefront of freedom struggle,’ says Modi

Pm modi in pune highlights: modi added that he would donate his prize money of rs 1 lakh to the namami gange project..

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PM Modi Pune Visit Highlights (August 1):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Lokmanya Tilak National Award in Pune on Tuesday. He said that he was honoured to receive a prize named after Tilak, who was at the forefront of the freedom struggle, and added that he would donate his prize money of Rs 1 lakh to the Namami Gange project. At the ceremony, he shared the stage with chief guest Sharad Pawar at the Lokmanya Tilak National Award ceremony in Pune. Pawar’s party was split recently, with the breakaway faction led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar joining the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government in the state. Modi had begun his Pune visit by offering prayers at the iconic Dagdusheth temple today.

Modi will also open the new Metro rail line extension that will make commuting between Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune easier and faster, along with inaugurating and laying the foundation stones for development projects at the Parade ground of the Shivajinagar police headquarters.

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The Opposition’s INDIA alliance, along with various other groups including those from Manipur, staged protests against Modi’s visit. The site of the protest was near the statute of Lokmanya Tilak in the Mandai area of Pune. Congress leaders all aged that the police had undertaken widespread detentions since last night to stop the party leaders from attending the protest. Kumar Saptrshi of Yuvak Kranti Dal also alleged detentions of the groups volunteers. “This award should not have been given to Modi,” said social activist Vishambhar Choudhary associated with ‘Nirbhay Bano’.

PM Modi in Pune Highlights: 'Honoured to receive award named after Tilak, who was at forefront of freedom struggle,' says Modi; Modi shares stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar at Lokmanya Tilak National Award ceremony; Follow this space for all the latest updates!

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Prime minister Modi shares a light moment with CM Eknath Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis and Dilip Valse Patil during the inauguration of various civic projects including pune metro at Police ground on Tuesday. (Express photograph by Arul Horizon)

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गला भर आया ! 🥹 आनंदाचे अश्रू... The joy, cheering, enthusiasm, happiness, and urge to get that one glimpse of Him.. Tears of gratefulness and joy is all we have at the end of this video. Such heart-warming visuals, speaking so much about one of the greatest blessings India has -… pic.twitter.com/Nfb1rQxKw2 — Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) August 1, 2023
Projects being launched today in Pune will boost infrastructure development and improve quality of life for the people. https://t.co/UNQrqQpxs3 — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2023

(Express Photo by Arul Horizon)

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VIDEO | "The waste-to-energy plant in Pimpri-Chinchwad is an amazing project in which electricity is being generated from waste," says PM Modi in Pune. (Source: Third Party) pic.twitter.com/CA2oCXA28b — Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 1, 2023
VIDEO | "The government is now spending 12 times more as compared to what was being spent before 2014 for the development of Railway," says PM Modi in Pune. (Source: Third Party) pic.twitter.com/6Ng1WKkNxw — Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 1, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi symbolically handed over keys of flats to three citizens from PMC and PCMC areas under PMAY.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inagurated two extended 12 km stretches on two Corridors of Pune Metro..One extended route is from Phugewadi to Shivajinagar and the second is from Garware College to Ruby Hall Clinc station.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Lokmanya Tilak National Award in Pune on Tuesday. He said that he was honoured to receive a prize named after Tilak, who was at the forefront of the freedom struggle, and added that he would donate his prize money of Rs 1 lakh to the Namami Gange project. At the ceremony, he shared the stage with chief guest Sharad Pawar at the Lokmanya Tilak National Award ceremony in Pune. Pawar’s party was split recently, with the breakaway faction led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar joining the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government in the state. Modi had begun his Pune visit by offering prayers at the iconic Dagdusheth temple today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Lokmanya Tilak National Award on Balgangadhar Tilak's birth anniversary in Pune on Tuesday.

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(Express photos by Pavan Khengre)

NCP chied Sharad Pawar, while addressing the Lokmanya Tilak National Award ceremony in Pune, said that Balgangadhar Tilak believed that free press should not be under any pressure. 

"Contribution of Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi for the country is very big and will inspire the generations," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted NCP chief Sharad Pawar at the Lokmanya Tilak National Award ceremony in Pune on Tuesday.

#LIVE | PM Modi shares stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar at the Lokmanya Tilak National Award ceremony in Pune For more, follow live updates: https://t.co/1BB3t63YiM (Express photos by Pavan Khengre) pic.twitter.com/xYhgoGvX3L — The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) August 1, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak at the Lokmanya Tilak National Award ceremony on Tuesday. 

August 1 is Tilak's birth anniversary.

#WATCH | Maharashtra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to Lokmanya Tilak. PM will be conferred with Lokmanya Tilak National Award today. pic.twitter.com/c6eALGwXT9 — ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the Lokmanya Tilak National Award function by the Tilak Smarak Mandir Trust in Pune on Tuesday.

Along with him on the stage are NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Governor Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar, Trustee Sushil kumar Shinde, Trust president Deepak Tilak, Trust Vice-president Rohit Tilak, Trustee Geetali Mone-Tilak and Truastee Praniti Tilak.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar first among the dignitaries to reach for the Lokamnaya Tilak National Award. He is the chief guest for the function where PM Narendra Modi will be confered the award by Lokmanya Tilak Smarak Trust by Trust president Deepak Tilak .

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Pune visit by offering prayers at the city's Dagdusheth temple.

#WATCH | Maharashtra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Mandir in Pune. pic.twitter.com/HKGXBWb8nd — ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2023

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(Express photos by Arul Horizon)

As PM Narendra Modi completes the puja at Pune's Dagduseth Halwai Ganapathi temple, protesters at the site increase their tempo.

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(Express photo by Parthasarathi Biswas)

BDDS personnel did a security check at the Police Grounds, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to inaugurate various civic projects.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Pune this morning, and was received by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis.

He will begin his visit with a trip to the iconic Dagdusheth temple, after which he will attend a function and receive the Lokmanya Tilak National Award.

He will also open the new Metro rail line extension that will make commuting between Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune easier and faster, along with inaugurating and laying the foundation stones for development projects at the Parade ground of the Shivajinagar police headquarters.

PM @narendramodi reached Pune a short while ago, where he was welcomed by various dignitaries. He will be taking part in different programmes in the city. pic.twitter.com/YnEttLVJ2a — PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 1, 2023

Led by the Opposition-front INDIA, the protestors are raising slogans against PM Narendra Modi's 'silence' on the Manipur issue, and demanding a statement by him during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament.

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Ravindra Dhangekar, Congress MLA from Kasba, joined protestors from the Kuki-Zo community near the Lokmanya Tilak statue in Pune's Mandai.

Dhangekar was earlier detained by the police while he was on his way to the protest.

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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city on Tuesday, some schools in the city have decided to remain shut while others have announced online classes anticipating traffic, road closures and security measures.

The Pune traffic police has issued an advisory to avoid Pune University Square, Budhwar Chowk, Sangamwadi Chowk and Fergusson College road among others. These road closures and diversions will be in place from 6 am to 3 pm in the city.

However, state education department has issued no official notification in this regard. “We have not sent out any official notice to schools to shut down tomorrow,” said Deputy Director of Education Rajendra Ahire.

The Pune traffic police have issued an advisory for commuters to avoid some arterial roads and key traffic junctions in the city, between 6 am and 3 pm on Tuesday, August 1. Traffic diversions and closures will be in place on these routes when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the city and will preside over several functions and inaugurate projects.

In a notification issued, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Vijaykumar Magar, on Sunday, provided a list of roads and traffic junctions that citizens are advised to avoid between 6 am and 3 pm on August 1. The notification said that for the movement of vehicles of VIP and VVIP dignitaries in the city, several traffic diversions and closures will be in place.

It advises the commuter to avoid roads connecting to the following traffic junctions: Pune University Square, Simla Office Square, Sancheti Chowk, SG Barve Chowk, Budhwar Chowk, Sevasadan Chowk, Alka Chowk, Tilak Chowk, Jedhe Chowk, Sadalbaba Chowk, Golf Club Chowk. Citizens have been further advised to further avoid Sangamwadi Chowk, Fergusson College and Vimantal Road. While a notification advises citizens to take alternate routes to avoid these roads and junctions, it does not provide the list of alternate routes.

FROM COMMUTERS and students to top officials and political leaders, the industrial hub of Pimpri-Chinchwad is eagerly waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open the new Metro rail line extension that will bring them closer — and faster — to the heart of Pune city. PM Modi will also unveil a clutch of big-ticket development projects for the area.

The Prime Minister is slated to start his day in Pune with a visit to the iconic Dagdusheth temple in the city at around 11 am after which he will be conferred the Lokmanya Tilak National Award. The award function is politically significant since Modi will share the dais with chief guest Sharad Pawar whose NCP has split, with the breakaway faction led by Ajit Pawar aligning with the ruling BJP-Sena coalition in Maharashtra.

The Metro lines will be opened thereafter, at 12:45 pm, following which the Prime Minister will flag off trains on the extensions from Phugewadi to Shivajinagar Civil Court and Garware College to Ruby Hall Clinic. Modi will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of several projects, including a Rs 300-crore waste-to-energy plant in Pimpri-Chinchwad and over 11,500 houses across the city under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

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Justifying her father’s decision to attend the programme in Pune where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be conferred the Lokmanya Tilak award, NCP leader and Baramati MP Supriya Sule said in a democracy, dialogue is important and therefore, she saw nothing wrong with NCP chief Sharad Pawar taking part in the event.

“In a democracy, dialogue is important….We are all for dialgoue in a democracy…democracy is supreme,” Sule told The Indian Express when asked about the call of NCP’s allies and activists, who have urged Pawar not to attend the event.

This year, the Lokmanya Tilak Trust has decided to confer the Lokmanya Tilak award–named after Bal Gangadhar Tilak–on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he will be in Pune to inaugurate a number of development projects. The award will be conferred on Tuesday (August 1), which will also mark the death anniversary of the freedom fighter.

A multilayer security detail of over 5,000 personnel and officers including Maharashtra’s elite Force One anti-terror commandos has been put in place for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tuesday visit to Pune. A ban on the use of drones has been announced by police in addition to the closure of several arterial roads and traffic junctions in the city.

While the preliminary responsibility of the prime minister’s security is with the Special Protection Group, local police entities are required to put in place a layered detail for the security of the venues and the routes his convoy takes.

As per the schedule announced by the Prime Minister’s Office, around 11 am Modi will perform darshan and pooja at Dagdusheth Mandir. Later he will be conferred the Lokmanya Tilak National Award at a ceremony at the SP College Ground. He will thereafter flag off metro trains and inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for development projects at the Parade ground of the Shivajinagar police headquarters.

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Seitinlen Sitlhou, president of Kuki Students Association of Pune, was present at the protest site today. He said, "We are here to ask justice for our people... We want justice for Kuki people."

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Various Kuki groups and other tribal communities' organisations from Manipur are at the Opposition-front INDIA-led protest site at Pune's Lokmanya Tilak statue in Mandai.

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Congress MLA from Kasba, Ravindra Dhangekar, arrived at the protest site in Mandai. He had earlier been detained by the police while he was on his way to the site.

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Manipuri groups arrived at the Opposition-front INDIA's protest at the Lokmanya Tilak statue in Mandai on Tuesday.

The protesters are raising slogans and waving black flags against PM Narendra Modi's 'silence' on the Manipur violence, and demanding a statement by him on the issue in the Parliament.

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Heavy police presence was observed near the Opposition-bloc INDIA-led protest at Mandai's Lokmanya Tilak statue.

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Protestors at the Lokmanya Tilak statue in Mandai waved black flags and raised slogans, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Pune today.

Led by the Opposition front INDIA, they are protesting against PM Modi's 'silence' on the Manipur violence, and also demanding a statement by him on the issue during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament. 

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Congress leaders Mohan Joshi and Ramesh Bagawe have arrived at the protest site after being released by the police.

They were detained earlier this morning while on their way to the Tilak statue in Mandai.

Senior labour leader Baba Adhav also joined in the INDIA protest this morning.

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#LIVE | Ahead of PM Modi's visit, the INDIA-bloc is staging a protest against his silence on #ManipurViolence at the Lokmanya Tilak Statue, Mandai For more, follow live updates here: https://t.co/1BB3t63YiM pic.twitter.com/MG2zPJndTq — The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) August 1, 2023

The Opposition's INDIA bloc is staging a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Lokmanya Tilak Statue, Mandai. There is heavy security at the premises. Leaders of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena (UBT) have reached the site, along with social organisations.

Earlier, Congress leaders Ravindra Dhangekar, Mohan Joshi, Ramesh Bagwe and Sanjay Balgude were taken into preventive custody near Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, as they were on way to the protest site.

Protesters at the site paid their respect to those who have lost their lives in Manipur by observing silence for 2 minutes.

The protest site is close to Dagdusheth Ganesh mandir where PM Modi is going to visit first.

Follow us as we bring you the latest updates from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Pune.

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Sharad Pawar set to felicitate PM Modi, allies and party push back, want him to back out

A delegation of various political parties, including his own, met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday to persuade him not to felicitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Pune on August 1. Modi is scheduled to be honoured with the Lokmanya Tilak Award at a function at the SP College ground on Tuesday. Pawar is scheduled to share the stage with Modi and confer the award on him. The Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), an NCP ally, has said that Pawar’s decision “does not look appropriate”. The delegation led by socialist leader Baba Adhav includes leaders from the veteran leader’s NCP faction, the Congress, the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), the Aam Aadmi Party, and the CPI(M). They were supposed to meet Pawar on Sunday evening but the meeting was postponed to Monday after the NCP leader did not travel from Mumbai to Pune as per his initial plans.

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'Development Works At Standstill In Rajasthan, Karnataka': PM Modi Flags Off Metro Trains In Pune

Pm modi, who is on a visit to maharashtra's pune, on tuesday flagged off metro trains. he also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various development projects..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Off Metro Trains In Pune Inaugurates Several Projects ABP Live English News 'Development Works At Standstill In Rajasthan, Karnataka': PM Modi Flags Off Metro Trains In Pune

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Maharashtra's Pune, on Tuesday flagged off metro trains marking inauguration of completed sections of Pune Metro. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various development projects. Speaking during the event, PM Modi slammed Congress governments in Karnataka and Rajasthan over the “lack of development” in these states and said that the development works are at standstill there. 

"The Karnataka government has admitted that it has no funds for development of Bengaluru. Similar is the case in Rajasthan where the state is under a huge debt and development projects are stalled,” Modi said, as quoted by PTI. The PM was speaking after flagging off two new Pune Metro trains and inaugurating and laying foundation stone of Rs 15,000 crore development projects in Pune.

“Bengaluru is a global investors’ centre and IT hub, but the ill-effects of the state government’s announcement are seen there in such a short time. If any party, for its selfish interests, empties the state coffers, then people bear the brunt,” Modi said. “We are seeing the same situation in Rajasthan. Development works are at standstill there,” he said.

PHOTO | PM Modi flags off metro trains marking inauguration of completed sections of Pune Metro. pic.twitter.com/aWQDqTB2TI — Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 1, 2023

PM Modi also said that his government is working towards improving the quality of life of the people. "Foundation stone has been laid for around Rs 15000 crore projects here, thousands of families received proper house...Our govt is very serious about the quality of life of the middle class and professionals in the city...when the quality of life of the people improves, the development of the city also happens fast..." he said, as quoted by ANI.

"Our government is working towards improving the quality of life of the people," Modi added. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the waste to energy plant under Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), which has been developed at a cost of about Rs 300 crore. 

The plant will use up about 2.5 lakh MT of waste annually to produce electricity, the PIB statement said. PM Modi will hand over more than 1,280 houses constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana by PCMC. He will also hand over more than 2,650 PMAY houses constructed by the Pune Municipal Corporation.

The PIB statement said Modi will also lay the foundation stone for around 1,190 PMAY houses to be constructed by the PCMC. The foundation stone of more than 6,400 houses to be constructed by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority will also be laid by the PM.

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