President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday.
The President took to Twitter and said, "Happy birthday to you Narendra Modi ji. You have set an example of Indian life values and democratic tradition. I pray to God that he always keeps you healthy and happy and the nation continues to receive your invaluable services."
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also extended best wishes to PM Modi on his birthday.
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Modi in Hindi, the Vice President said, "Best wishes on your birthday. On this occasion, I congratulate you on your hard work in taking the country to new heights.''
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted their greetings on the occasion.
"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.
Rajnath Singh, in his greetings, said that PM Modi has worked diligently towards empowering the poor and marginalised and the country has benefited from his leadership.
"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 and marginalised. Praying for his good health and long life," Rajnath Singh 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
Union Minister Piyush Goyal and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar wished PM Modi on his 70th birthday and lauded his leadership which has enhanced India's standing at the world stage.
"Best wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is committed to the service of the country and has made India prestigious as a global power. Even during this COVID phase, the work done by you in making the country Atmanirbhar shows your far-sightedness," Piyush Goyal said.
S Jaishankar tweeted saying, "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."
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
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a week-long campaign namely ''Seva Saptah'' on September 14 to mark the 70th birthday of the Prime Minister. Several social initiatives are being undertaken by the party leaders and workers across the country. The campaign will continue till September 20.