Kolkata, 12th January: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the morning today with a special puja at Ramakrishna Temple at Belur Math. The PM is on a two-day West Bengal tour. He also did a photo session with ascetics in the Math.
The Prime Minister got up early in the morning and paid homage to Swami Vivekananda Temple. Commemorating Swami Vivekananda's 158th birth anniversary, the Prime Minister said, "My best wishes to you all on Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary. I'm grateful to the Math's president and the seers for letting me stay with them last night. Belur Math is no less than a pilgrimage, but for me it is always like a homecoming," PM Modi said at Belur Math.
"The dream of New India can be fulfilled with the help of youth. Don't run away from problems, instead solve them, challenge your challenges," the PM further added.
After completing his address at Belur Math, the Prime Minister arrived at the Kolkata Port Trust's 150th Foundation Day function, where he announced the renaming of the port. He said that this port will be known as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port.
"I announce the renaming of the Kolkata Port Trust to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port. He is a living legend who was a leader for development and fought on the forefront for the idea of One Nation, One Constitution," the Prime Minister announced.