PM Modi dives into sea to see Dwarka


The second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Gujarat was significant in many ways. Prime Minister Modi went scuba diving in the Arabian Sea near Dwarka here on Sunday. After visiting Dwarkadhish, PM Modi went for scuba diving with Navy personnel. They reached the Panchkui Beach area after crossing the Sudama Bridge at Gomti Ghat. From there they went for scuba diving in the sea about 2 nautical miles away.

Dwarka is known as a religious city but now the city is also becoming popular in the field of tourism. In such a situation, scuba diving on the coast of Dwarka will also be a center of attraction for tourists. Sharing pictures of his scuba diving, PM Modi wrote, 'Praying in the submerged city of Dwarka was a very divine experience. I felt connected to an ancient age of spiritual glory and eternal devotion. May Lord Sri Krishna bless us all.'

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Earlier this year, Prime Minister Modi also took a dip in the sea in Lakshadweep on January 5. Although then he did snorkeling, this time he has done scuba diving.

Snorkeling involves swimming at the surface of the ocean wearing a special mask, while scuba diving involves diving into the depths of the ocean wearing a special suit with an oxygen cylinder.


Earlier, PM Modi started the day with prayers at Beit Dwarka Temple here. After this he inaugurated the 'Sudarshan Setu' connecting Okha with Beit Dwarka Island. This 2.32 km long cable bridge built at a cost of around Rs 980 crore is the largest cable bridge in the country.

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This bridge has a glimpse of Sanatan Dharma, with a path decorated with shlokas of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna on both sides. According to an official release, there is a 900-metre-long cable-stayed section between the bridge and a 2.45-km-long road to reach the bridge.

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This bridge was earlier known as 'Signature Bridge'. However, later its name has been changed to 'Sudarshan Setu'. This four-lane 27.20 m wide bridge has 2.50 m wide footpaths on both sides.

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