- Today marks the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- BJP leaders wished PM Narendra Modi on his birthday
- A 20-day mega event "Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan" for PM Modi's birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 71 on Friday as President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries and politicians greeted him with BJP leaders hailing his leadership.
Wishing him a long and healthy life, President Kovind said may he continue to serve the nation with his spirit of relentless service.
भारत के प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi को जन्मदिन की हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं। मेरी शुभेच्छा है कि आप स्वस्थ रहें और दीर्घायु प्राप्त कर ‘अहर्निशं सेवामहे' की अपनी सर्वविदित भावना के साथ राष्ट्र सेवा का कार्य करते रहें।— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 17, 2021
Home Minister Amit Shah lauded Modi, saying he not only gave the country the idea to think ahead of time and fulfil its resolve with hardwork but also made it a reality.
In PM Modi, the country has got a strong and decisive leader who gave a dignified life to those who were deprived of their rights for decades, he said.
PM Modi brought them in the mainstream of development, Mr Shah added.
The prime minister has shown the world what people-loving leadership is like, he said.
मोदी जी के रूप में देश को एक ऐसा सशक्त व निर्णायक नेतृत्व मिला है, जिसने दशकों से अपने अधिकारों से वंचित करोड़ों गरीबों को विकास की मुख्यधारा से जोड़कर न सिर्फ उन्हें समाज में गरिमामयी जीवन दिया बल्कि अपने अथक परिश्रम से विश्वभर को यह दिखाया कि एक प्रजावत्सल नेतृत्व कैसा होता है।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2021
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said PM Modi has written many new chapters in development and good governance in his tenure so far and wished that he fulfil his dream of making India a strong, prosperous and proud country.
भारत के यशस्वी प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi को जन्मदिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ। अपने निर्णय लेने की क्षमता, कल्पनाशीलता और दूरदृष्टि के लिए विख्यात मोदीजी ने भारत को एक ‘आत्मनिर्भर भारत' का स्वरूप देने का जो संकल्प लिया है, वह उनके विज़न और प्रबल इच्छाशक्ति का प्रतीक है।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 17, 2021
Born in Gujarat in 1950, PM Modi joined Hindutva organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at an early age and was later drafted into the BJP.
Made Gujarat chief minister in 2001, PM Modi has never suffered an electoral setback when votes were cast on his leadership, leading the BJP to power in the state for three consecutive terms and then at the Centre back to back in 2014 and 2019.
The BJP embarked on a mega 20-day public outreach, "Seva and Samarpan", from Friday to mark his 71st birthday and it will continue till October 7 to also commemorate his 20 years in public life, including as Gujarat chief minister.
It has asked its workers to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination drive as it eyes record-breaking numbers on Friday.