Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various projects worth 83 crore rupees at historic Somnath Temple in Gujarat tomorrow through video conference. Prime Minister Modi is the chairman of Shri Somnath Trust which manages the affairs of the world-famous temple located in Prabhas Patan town in Gir-Somnath district. Secretary of the trust Pravin Laheri said Mr Modi will inaugurate three projects and also perform a virtual ground-breaking ceremony for the Parvati Temple coming up near the main temple at a cost of 30 crore rupees. The event will be organized in the Ram Mandir auditorium of the Somnath temple tomorrow.
The three projects to be inaugurated include a one-km long “Samudra Darshan” walkway built at a cost of 49 crore rupees on the seashore behind the temple, a newly-built museum housing ancient artifacts and the renovated “Ahilyabai Holkar Temple” or the old Somnath temple situated opposite to the main temple. Union Home Minister and trustee of the Somnath Temple Amit Shah will join the function through video conferencing. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other dignitaries will remain present at Somnath Temple.