Man jumps security cordon, tries to garland PM Modi in Hubballi

Hubballi: An unidentified man jumped the security cordon and tried to garland Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his roadshow ahead of the inauguration of 26th National Youth Festival here on Thursday.

However, the Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner said it was not security breach. On the contrary, sources said the SPG would conduct an enquiry.

Visuals of the roadshow saw a young man reaching close to PM Modi’s car and trying to garland him. At this point of time the door of PM Modi’s car was open and was greeting the people assembled at both sides of the road.

However, the SPG intervened and restrained the young man from reaching PM Modi and pushed him backwards. Thereafter, the traffic police caught hold of him and put him behind the security cordon.

PM Modi is in the city to participate in the 26th National Youth Festival.

After PM Modi landed at Hubbali airport, he started off his roadshow with a warm welcome from Karnataka Governor Thawaarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and State BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel.

Hordes of people, stranded along the route of PM Modi’s cavalcade, gave a warm welcome by showering flowers at him.

The event is being held on National Youth Day, which is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, to honour and cherish his ideals, teachings and contributions.

According to an official statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, the National Youth Festival is held every year to provide exposure to our talented youth at the national level, along with galvanising them towards nation-building.

“It brings diverse cultures from all parts of the country on a common platform and unites the participants in the spirit of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat. This year, the Festival is being held in Hubballi-Dharwad in Karnataka from January 12 to 16, with the theme being “Viksit Yuva – Viksit Bharat”,” the statement said.

The Summit will witness the participation of more than sixty eminent experts. Several competitive and non-competitive events will also be held, PMO said.


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