Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born on September 17, 1950. (File)
Narendra Modi will celebrate his 68th birthday in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi. The preparations for his visit are currently underway in the town. The prime minister will spend the day with children of a primary school aided by a non-profit organisation. In Tamil Nadu, BJP celebrated PM Modi's birthday by gifting gold rings to newborns.
According to officials, he will later pray to Lord Shiva at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and later watch a film "Chalo Jeete Hain" inspired by his life along with a few school children. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited his 98-year-old mother, Hiraba, on the outskirts of Gujarat's Gandhinagar on his last birthday, before going on to dedicate the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation.
Here are the Highlights On PM Modi's Birthday Celebrations:
Parajumper Sheetal Mahajan jumped off a plane from a height of 13,000 feet holding a birthday message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chicago, USA on Monday. She also uploaded a video of her unique birthday message on social media. Ms Mahajan is a Padma Shri awardee.
PM Modi offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an interaction with school students during which he told them never to feel afraid to ask questions, saying it is a key aspect of learning. PM Modi also said students must give importance to sports, asking them to go out and play since it is essential
The intellectual wing of the ruling party held a 108-litre "Kesar Jal" "Rudrabhishek" along with milk of the holy Ganga river at the Ahilyabai Ghat and prayers were held for a long life of Modi. A "68-Kundalini Mahayajna" was also organized at the Panini Girls Degree College. Girls took part in this yajna and offered "Aahutis" as they said Prime Minister Modi has done a lot of things for empowerment of girls.
A giant, 568-kg ladoo was unveiled
on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 68th birthday on Monday by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and his cabinet colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
A coffee-table book titled "Narendra Modi: A Charismatic & Visionary Statesman" was dedicated to the prime minister. The foreword of the book by international writers and jurists Adish C Aggarwala and Sarah J Marchington, is written by BJP president Amit Shah.
Peppered with rare photographs of PM Modi, be it of his childhood or his meetings with eminent personalities from across the world, the book also offers readers a peep into the everyday regime of the prime minister from his morning tea till the "time he retires for the day at 1 am and is awake at 4am". The 672-page book, weighing 5 kilograms on Japanese matte art paper, claims to present an objective picture of the country's 14th prime minister Narendra Modi.
KJ Alphons, Minister of State for tourism also wished PM Modi.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar wished PM Modi on his birthday and prayed for his good health.
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi also wished PM Modi on his birthday.
Bollywood wishes Narendra Modi on his birthday:
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi release a book 'The Making Of A Legend'on the 68th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi celebrates Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday, in Patna.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb takes part in a 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
cleaning campaign on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday, in Agartala.
The Delhi BJP unit on Monday launched a week-long programme, under which welfare initiatives will be undertaken by party leaders, to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday.
National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah took to Twitter saying, "Wishing Jenab narendramidi Sb a very happy birthday. May almighty bless him with a long life & good health."
DMK President MK Stalin also wished PM Modi on Twitter.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi wished for PM Modi's "good health and happiness always". PM Modi too had wished Rahul Gandhi on his birthday in Ju
Special pooja was performed at Nagarajar Temple in Tamil Nadu's Nagercoil along with Tamil Nadu BJP conducting a medical cample in Kanyakumari to celebrate PM Modi's birthday.
"Man of vision and action who is working assiduously to fulfill the dream of New India.." says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as he wishes PM Modi.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended her birthday greetings on Twitter.
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to wish PM Modi a long and healthy life on his 68th birthday.
President Of India, Ram Nath Kovind extended his wishes to Prime Minister Modi and wrote on Twitter that, "Wish him a long life and many years of dedicated service to the people of the country."
The Opposition Congress also extended their greetings to PM Modi on the latter's birthday.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. He prayed for his long and healthy life.
#HappyBdayPMModi is one of the top trends on Twitter.
The Prime Minister is also likely to launch several developmental projects - including the expansion of the Babatpur-Shivpur road, Ring Road phase I and a few projects at the Banaras Hindu University - during his visit to Varanasi. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath dropped by the temple town on Wednesday to review security arrangements for PM Modi's visit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 68th birthday at Varanasi - his parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh - on Monday, a district official said.