Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for a statue of warrior king Suheldev of Shravasti.
He also unveiled through video conferencing programs for the beautification of Shravasti, Chittora Lake, and Bahraich on the occasion.
The projects will focus on the development of various tourist amenities including a cafeteria, guest house, and a children's park.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present at the event.
King Suheldev, an icon of the Rajbhar community, had defeated and killed the Ghaznavid general Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud in a battle on the banks of the Chittora lake in Bahraich in 1033.