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India can’t be defined in words, can only be experienced from heart: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, highlighting the country’s development achievements and cultural heritage, that India cannot be defined in words and can only be experienced from the heart.


On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used video conferencing to launch the world’s longest river cruise, the MV Ganga Vilas, from Varanasi. He also dedicated the Varanasi Tent City and laid the groundwork for several other inland waterways projects totaling more than Rs 1,000 crore. PM Modi said via video conference, “This is the decade of transforming India’s infrastructure. India has everything imaginable. It also has a lot more than you could imagine. India cannot be described in words. India can only be experienced through the heart because India has always opened her heart to everyone, regardless of region, religion, creed, or country.”


He described the start of the world’s longest river cruise service on the Ganga as a watershed moment. It will usher in a new era of tourism in India. “Wherever the cruise goes, it will spark a new line of development. Today, foundation stones were laid for several other inland waterways projects worth more than Rs 1000 crores. This will boost trade, tourism, and job opportunities in eastern India,” said the Prime Minister.


According to the Prime Minister, Ganga is more than just a river for the people of the country; it is also a symbol of India’s penance. PM Modi stated that the start of the MV Ganga Vilas river cruise, which will sail over 3,200 kilometres, is a living example of the country’s development of inland waterways. He stated that work is being done to develop 111 national water highways across 24 states.


According to a Port, Shipping and Waterways official, the world’s longest River Cruise, the MV Ganga Vilas, is the first cruise vessel built in India. The MV Ganga Vilas will set sail from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and travel 3,200 kilometres in 51 days to Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh, sailing through 27 river systems in India and Bangladesh.


The MV Ganga Vilas has three decks, 18 suites, a capacity of 36 tourists, and all the luxury amenities. The first voyage has 32 tourists from Switzerland who have signed up for the entire journey.

The MV Ganga Vilas cruise is designed to showcase the best of the country to the rest of the world. The 51-day cruise will visit 50 tourist destinations, including World Heritage Sites, National Parks, River Ghats, and major cities such as Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam.


The journey will allow tourists to embark on an experiential journey and immerse themselves in the art, culture, history, and spirituality of India and Bangladesh. In addition, Tent City has been planned on the banks of the Ganga to capitalise on the region’s tourism potential. The project, which is located opposite the city ghats, will provide accommodation and will cater to the increased tourist influx in Varanasi, particularly since the inauguration of Kashi Vishwanath Dham.


Varanasi Development Authority created it. Tourists will arrive at the Tent City by boat from one of the nearby Ghats. The tent city will be operational from October to June each year and will be dismantled for three months due to a rise in river water level during the rainy season.


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