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Remembering martyrs: Kejriwal urges nation to celebrate Shaheedi Divas as Desh Divas

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Remembering Indian freedom struggle’s hero Bhagat Singh on his death anniversary, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged nation to celebrate “Shaheedi Divas” as “Desh Divas” (National Day).

In his Facebook video message he appealed to the countrymen to celebrate this March 23 as Desh Divas.

“Let us together think about the wellness of the nation and do at least one good deed for the nation today which can provide peace to the departed souls,” added Kejriwal.

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi will also pay homage to bravehearts Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Hussainiwala in Punjab today.  He will also address a ‘Shridhanjali Samaroh’ at Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district during his visit.

About Bhagat Singh:

Born in September 1907, Bhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement, was hanged on March 23, 1931 along with Rajguru and Sukhdev in the Lahore prison.

Their final rites were performed at Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district.

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Modi Inaugurates Patna Metro Rail Project Through Video Conferencing

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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Modi also opened the city's gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development's first phase. Pixabay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.

Modi also opened the city’s gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development’s first phase.

The Prime Minister then launched the expansion work of Barauni’s oil refinery which would be increased to 9 million tonnes and other projects estimated to cost Rs 33,000 crore.

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement. Wikimedia

In the first phase, a 33.1-km-long track having two corridors — east-west and north-south — will come up in Patna.

The west-east corridor would run between Danapur and Patna railway station via Dakbungalow Square while the south-north corridor would run between the Inter-State Bus Terminal and Gandhi Maidan via Rajendra Nagar and Ashok Rajpath.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement.

Earlier, Modi flew into Patna and was welcomed by Governor Lalji Tandon and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. All of them then took a helicopter to Begusarai, 130 km from Patna. (IANS)