Prime Minister Narendra Modi is, on Thursday, scheduled to pay tribute to 15th century mystic poet Kabir at his final resting place in Sant Kabir Nagar on his 500th death anniversary.
Mr. Modi will offer floral tributes at the Sant Kabir ‘samadhi’ in Maghar and also offer a ceremonial ‘chadar’ at the mazaar (shrine) built there in the name of the poet who is revered across communities.
The PM will also address a public meeting after participating in a cultural programme.
Maghar, in Sant Kabir Nagar district, is located barely 30 km from the major Purvanchal centre of Gorakhpur, which is also the political turf of the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.
Mr. Modi’s itinerary also involves a visit to the “Sadhana” cave of Sant Kabir.
In Maghar, Mr. Modi will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone of the Sant Kabir Academy, which will highlight the poet - saint’s teachings and thoughts, the PMO said in a statement.
The Uttar Pradesh government has alloted a budget of ₹2. 5 crore for the Sant Kabir Academy.
Source: The Hindu