Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that countless wishes to him on his birthday have left him humbled and overwhelmed beyond words, and have given him strength to work even harder for the nation.
Thanking those who wished him on his 71st birthday, he said, "Our shared journey continues...there is much to be done. We will not rest till we have achieved our dream of a strong, prosperous and inclusive India...the India our freedom fighters devoted their lives for. Jai Hind."
In a series of tweets, PM Modi also noted the record COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Friday and said that every Indian would be proud of the record numbers.
Over two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far today, as part of the efforts by the Centre to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday. Besides, the BJP has also planned a 20-day event to mark his "20 years in public service"
Leaders from across the country, including from the BJP and even opposition parties, greeted the prime minister who turned 71 today.
This is for the first time the daily vaccination figure has touched the 2-crore mark. It had crossed the one-crore mark only thrice before today, according to PTI.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had Thursday called for a major push to the vaccination drive during PM Modi's birthday, saying it would be the perfect gift for him. The BJP had asked its units across the country to help get a large number of people vaccinated on the occasion.
Besides, several other events were also organised across the country to mark the birthday of the prime minister.
Here are the Highlights:
In the beginning, we were administering 40 lakh doses in a day. We then brought it up to 1 crore daily doses and today we had already touched 1.35 crore doses by 3 pm: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on over 2 crore #COVID19 vaccine doses administered in a single dose today pic.twitter.com/Kj8cEJ3LN9- ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2021
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya celebrates the administration of over 2 crore #COVID19 vaccines in a single day across the country, with health workers at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.- ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2021
"Thanks to all health workers. Well done India!," he says pic.twitter.com/EVvKOUN9SD
Over 2 crore coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered to people in the country so far today, as part of efforts by the Centre to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In total, 78.72 crore doses have been administered since the vaccination drive began earlier this year, according to the Co-WIN dashboard.
Famous Sand Artist Shri @sudarsansand offers best wishes to PM Shri @narendramodi- PIB in Odisha (@PIBBhubaneswar) September 17, 2021
on his birthday through his SandArt installation using 2035 sea shells at Puri beach ,#Odisha. pic.twitter.com/tELKI8cf5N
WB Governor Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar and Smt. Sudesh Dhankhar initiated tree plantation at Raj Bhawan, Kolkata this morning to mark birthday of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and promote environmental awareness. On the occasion ACS Sunil Gupta IAS,Secy to Gov was present. pic.twitter.com/7oCPGsSy5d- Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) September 17, 2021
Odisha | Artist Priyanka Sahani creates 8 ft-long portrait of PM Narendra Modi using food grains, on his 71st birthday- ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2021
"India's an agricultural country, so I made this portrait using food grains to pay respects to PM. It also reflects Odisha's tradition of Pattachitra," she says pic.twitter.com/dZhMFpIcfR
My best wishes to Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Bhai Modi ji on his birthday today. His exceptional vision, exemplary leadership and dedicated service have led to all-round growth of the nation. May he be blessed with a long, healthy and happy life ahead! @narendramodi- Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) September 17, 2021
जन-जन के कल्याण के प्रति समर्पित, विश्व के सर्वाधिक लोकप्रिय व यशस्वी PM श्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं।- Adesh Gupta (@adeshguptabjp) September 17, 2021
आज भारत विश्व में एक मजबूत व विकसित राष्ट्र बनने के पथ पर अग्रसर है, यह सिर्फ और सिर्फ मोदी जी की मजबूत इच्छाशक्ति से ही सम्भव हो पाया है।#HappyBdayModijipic.twitter.com/xADBdBF0C1
Warm Birthday Greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji!- B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) September 17, 2021
ಕೋಟ್ಯಂತರ ಭಾರತೀಯರ ನೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಜನನಾಯಕ, ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ ಶ್ರೀ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿಯವರಿಗೆ ಜನ್ಮದಿನದ ಅಭಿಮಾನಪೂರ್ವಕ ಶುಭಕಾಮನೆಗಳು. ದೇವರ ಆನುಗ್ರಹ ಸದಾ ಇರಲಿ ಎಂದು ಹಾರೈಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. pic.twitter.com/XT3sJcdsIL
Greetings to @PMOIndia@narendramodi on his birthday today. My prayers for his long and healthy life.- Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) September 17, 2021
Dedication to Maa Bharati has guided his every step. Very reassuring to have such leadership at such challenging times.
Honoured to serve under his guidance.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced free COVID-19 vaccines for all citizens and urged people to give him PM Modi birthday gift by getting vaccinated those who have not taken the dose so far. Read more