India TV website reported that Pravind Jugnauth and his wife flew to the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India on Monday morning. This visit intervenes after the G20 Summit. Pravind and Kobita Jugnauth were in the city of Varanasi. They have gone to the Kashi Vishwanath temple for a prayer session.
Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and later witnessed the iconic Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. He received a warm welcome from U.P. Minister Anil Rajbhar, Divisional Commissioner of Varanasi Kaushal Raj Sharma, and other officials.
Prime Minister Jugnuth, accompanied by his family, reached Dashashwamedh Ghat, where rituals were performed to honour the memory of his late father-in-law. He also immersed the ashes of his late father-in-law in the middle stream of the Ganga, in front of Manikarnika Ghat.
Yesterday afternoon, Pravind Jugnauth and his family members visited Kashi Vishwanath Dham around 5 pm. There, he offered prayers to Baba Kashi Vishwanath and witnessed the world-famous Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
According to Hindustani Times, security and traffic arrangements have been tightened in Varanasi for the visit of Pravind Jugnauth. In addition to the Commissionerate Police Force, 10 IPS officers from outside, five Additional SPs, eight Deputy SPs, five Inspectors, 40 male and female Sub-Inspectors, 200 constables, head constables, and three company PAC personnel were deployed for security reasons.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to depart today and will return home on Wednesday.