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PM Modi to recieve prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award

He will also inaugurate two corridors of Pune Metro

Pune, August 1st 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the 41st recipient of the Lokmanya Tilak National Award, which is given on the death anniversary of the veteran freedom fighter.

He will also inaugurate two corridors of Pune Metro – Phase 1.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day long visit to Pune today, August 1, where he will attend a series of events and will be conferred with the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award.

The Lokmanya Tilak National Award is given by the Tilak Smarak Mandir Trust to honour the legacy of freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak. The Award is being given from the year 1983.

The award is given to people who have worked for the progress and development of nation and whose contribution can only be looked upon as remarkable and extraordinary. It is presented every year on August 1, the death anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the 41st recipient of the award. In the past, the Award has been conferred upon former Presidents Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee,. Indira Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh, Infosys founder NR Narayana.

The foundation stone of Pune Metro was laid by the Prime Minister in 2016 and he had inaugurated the Pune Metro from Garware College to Vanaz.


The Civil Court metro station is one of the deepest metro stations in the country, having the deepest point at 33.1 m. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inaugurate the Waste to Energy Plant under Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). Developed at a cost of about Rs 300 crores, it will use up about 2.5 lakh MT of waste annually to produce electricity.

Murthy and Dr. E. Sreedharan among others.


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