Mysuru, also the southern state's cultural capital, is about 140 km from Bengaluru. Soon after landing at Mandakalli airport around 5 pm, Modi will drive to inaugurate a new hospital of Avadhoota Datta Peetam in the Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda ashram on the Mysuru-Nanjangud road.

"Modi will also participate in the centenary celebrations of Shivarathri Rajendra swamiji (seer) of Suttur Mutt and address the gathering in the Maharaja College grounds in the city centre", the official said. As the Science Congress, held in first week of every New Year, is opened by the prime minister, Modi will flag off at Mansagangothri in the varsity campus in presence of top scientists, Nobel Laureates and hundreds of students", the official added.

Security has been tightened in and around the city and stepped up vigil at the venues he will be present.

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