New Delhi (NVI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 70th birthday today, greetings came pouring in from around the world.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Russian President Vladimir Putin among other prominent leaders tweeted their greetings on the occasion.
The Prime Minister was born in Gujarat’s Vadnagar on 17 September 1950.
“PM Modi has devoted each moment of his life towards making India strong, safe and self-reliant. I am lucky to serve the nation under his leadership. I along with all countrymen wish for PM’s healthy and long life,” Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi.
एक मजबूत, सुरक्षित, आत्मनिर्भर भारत के लिए अपने जीवन का क्षण-क्षण खपा देने वाले ऐसे महान नेता @narendramodi जी के नेतृत्व में माँ भारती की सेवा करने का अवसर मिलना बहुत ही सौभाग्य की बात है।
मैं देश के करोड़ों लोगों के साथ मोदी जी के उत्तम स्वास्थ्य और दीर्घायु की कामना करता हूँ।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2020
“Prime Minister Modi, Happy birthday and best wishes to you. My best wishes and prayers are that God always keep you healthy and happy and the nation continues to receive your invaluable services,” President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted in Hindi.
प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिन की हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं। आपने भारत के जीवन-मूल्यों व लोकतांत्रिक परंपरा में निष्ठा का आदर्श प्रस्तुत किया है। मेरी शुभेच्छा और प्रार्थना है कि ईश्वर आपको सदा स्वस्थ व सानन्द रखे तथा राष्ट्र को आपकी अमूल्य सेवाएं प्राप्त होती रहें।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 17, 2020
S Jaishankar in his greetings said, “Join the nation in felicitating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday. His leadership has enhanced India’s standing on the world stage. Wish him good health and many more years in service of the nation.” he tweeted.
Join the nation in felicitating Prime Minister @narendramodi on his 70th birthday. His leadership has enhanced India’s standing on the world stage. Wish him good health and many more years in service of the nation.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) September 17, 2020
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wished the Prime Minister and appreciated his leadership and said it has benefited India tremendously.
“Greetings and warm wishes to PM Narendra Modi on his birthday. India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership, firm conviction and decisive action. He has been working assiduously towards empowering the poor & marginalised. Praying for his good health and long life,” he tweeted.
Greetings and warm wishes to PM Shri @narendramodi on his birthday. India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership, firm conviction &decisive action. He has been working assiduously towards empowering the poor & marginalised. Praying for his good health and long life
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 17, 2020
“Wishing PM Narendra Modi ji a happy birthday,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Wishing PM Narendra Modi ji a happy birthday.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 17, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday. “I look forward to continue constructive dialogue with you and work closely together on topical issues of the bilateral and international agenda,” says President Putin.
Vladimir #Putin congratulated @NarendraModi on his 70th anniversary: From the bottom of my heart, I wish you good health, happiness, well-being and every success ➡️ https://t.co/q6aH9AFcb5 pic.twitter.com/8f3Ba7Uq6p
— Russia in India (@RusEmbIndia) September 17, 2020
Wishing PM Modi, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that Nepal “will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between the two countries.”
Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on the auspicious occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness.
We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries.
— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) September 17, 2020
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is celebrating PM Modi’s birthday as Seva Saptah or service week that started on September 14. The party has announced that several social initiatives will be carried out by its leaders across the nation during this week-long period.
PM Modi spent his last birthday in his home state Gujarat and reviewed programmes and projects including the Statue of Unity and the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada.