CHIKKABALLAPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at Muddenahalli, the birthplace of Bharat Ratna Sri M Visvesvaraya, and visited the residence-cum-museum of the former Dewan of Mysore. He also visited the grave an paid floral tributes at his grave.
During his visit to the museum, Modi keenly examined the exhibits as Sir M Visvesvaraya’s grandson Mokshagundam Satish explained to him about their importance.
Speaking to Public TV, Satish said, “We’re happy that the PM visited our ancestral house, went through the exhibits and also visited the grave. He was very happy to listen to details about the exhibits here. Every year, Engineers Day is celebrated on September15, but no national leaders had visited this place. The PM saw all the exhibits and was happy and wished us well”.
The PM also inaugurated the Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Muddenahalli at the Premamrutha auditorium. The institute has been established by Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence and will provide free medical education and offer free medical treatment to the poor. The medical college has 100 MBBS seats.
Strict security arrangements were in place for the PM’s visit. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, MP B N Bacche Gowda, Minister Dr K Sudhakar accompanied him. Interestingly, MP Muniswamy lost his way and was not allowed to join the PM’s entourage for security reasons. He stood alone on the road for some time and returned.