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PM Narendra Modi to visit Varanasi and Lucknow on January 22
PM Modi to attend the Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Samaroh in Varanasi
PM Modi to address the 6th convocation of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow
PM Modi to attend a programme for distribution of e-rickshaws organized by Bharatiya Micro Credit

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will visit Varanasi and Lucknow tomorrow.

The Prime Minister will arrive in Varanasi, where he will attend the Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Samaroh – a programme for distribution of aids and assistive devices, for differently-abled people.

In Lucknow, the Prime Minister will deliver an address at the 6th convocation of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University.

He will attend a programme for distribution of e-rickshaws organized by Bharatiya Micro Credit.

The Prime Minister will offer homage to Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar at Ambedkar Mahasabha.

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State Visit of Prime Minister to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa (July 23-27, 2018)
July 23, 2018
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, will pay a State Visit to Republic of Rwanda (23-24 July), Republic of Uganda (24-25 July) and Republic of South Africa (25-27 July). This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Rwanda and the first visit by our Prime Minister to Uganda in over 20 years. The visit to South Africa is in the context of BRICS Summit.

Prime Minister’s official engagement in Rwanda and Uganda include bilateral meetings with the Presidents, delegation level talks and meetings with the business and the Indian communities. In Rwanda, Prime Minister will visit the Genocide Memorial and participate in an event on "Girinka” (one cow per family), a national social protection scheme of Rwanda personally initiated by President Paul Kagame. In Uganda, Prime Minister will deliver a Keynote address at the Parliament of Uganda – the first Indian Prime Minister to address the Ugandan Parliament.

In South Africa, the Prime Minister will have bilateral meeting with the South African President and will attend the BRICS Summit and other BRICS related meetings. Bilateral meetings with participating countries on the sidelines of BRICS meetings are also planned.

India shares close, warm and friendly relations with Africa which are cemented by robust development partnership and a large presence of the Indian Diaspora. A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of Defence, trade, culture, Agriculture and Dairy cooperation are scheduled to be signed during the visit.

Over the last few years, there has been a significant intensification of our engagement in various fields with African countries and there have been as many as 23 outgoing visits to Africa at the level of President, Vice President and Prime Minister in the last four years. Africa has been the top priority of India’s Foreign Policy. The visit of Prime Minister to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will further strengthen our relations with the African continent.