Weekend Navratri menu of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

On Saturday, the Prime Minister will be host to the visiting Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, for bilateral talks at Delhi?s Hyderabad House. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )

WION Delhi, India Mar 31, 2017, 04.36 PM (IST) Kartikeya Sharma

It is a known fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi neither takes a break on weekends nor break his fasts even when travelling abroad. He not only keeps a packed schedule which to many can be described as punishing but also doesn’t eat anything except juice and warm water through the fast.

This weekend is one such example which comes in midst of Chaitra Navratra, a nine day of fasting which holds spiritual importance for the Prime Minister. Despite the fast, Narendra Modi has decided to stick to a tight schedule. Instead of food, his menu would constitute of infrastructure, justice, diplomacy, technology and spirituality.

On Saturday, the Prime Minister will be host to the visiting Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, for bilateral talks at Delhi’s Hyderabad House. PMO sources confirmed to WION that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would start his day with a ceremonial reception at 9 am and would accompany his Malaysian counterpart till late evening. The official banquet is expected to start after 6:30 pm which could continue till 8 pm. But his day will not come to an end with the banquet.

He will rest for half an hour after the banquet and then proceed to address India’s sharpest “tech” minds, who are taking part in the final round of the Smart India Hackathon. The Hackathon will take place over two days from Saturday 8 am until Sunday 8 pm. It will focus on social issues and problems identified by 29 Ministries and Departments of the Union Government. Roughly 10,000 participants have qualified for the final round.

The Prime Minister after the banquet would address the participants at 10 pm on Saturday night which is expected to last for 30 minutes and would be followed by an interaction with participants across multiple locations. The hackathon is scheduled for a 36-hour period from 8 am on Saturday, to 8 pm on Sunday.

On Sunday, 2nd April, Prime Minister will fly early morning to Allahabad to attend the closing celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Allahabad High Court. Once the function is over the Prime Minister without taking a break would fly to Udhampur where he will drive through the India’s longest tunnel. He will dedicate Chenani-Nashri tunnel to the nation, which will significantly improve connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar. After the drive through Prime Minister will address a public rally in Udhampur where he could touch upon developments taking place in Kashmir. Once the function is over, he would fly back to Delhi. Monday would be a routine 12-hour work day for the Prime Minister.