Jammu, February 3:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday for a day-long trip to lay the foundation of and inaugurate various development projects including two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jammu and Srinagar divisions, and the University of Ladakh. He will also visit the famous Dal lake in Srinagar during his visit to the state.
The prime minister will lay the foundation stones of two AIIMS in Vijaypur and Awantipora, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said. The Union Cabinet had recently approved setting up of the premier hospitals in the border state. Modi will also lay the foundation stone of northern regional centre campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Jammu. University of Ladakh will also be launched by the prime minister.
It will be the first-ever university in the Ladakh region of the state. It will be a cluster university comprising degree colleges of Leh, Kargil, Nubra, Zanskar, Drass and Khaltsi. The university will have administrative offices in Leh and Kargil.
A four-tier security apparatus has been put in place for the prime minister’s visit. “We have made all necessary security arrangements,” a senior police officer said. Vigil has also been tightened along the border in view of the visit.