Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 73 on Sunday, with President Droupadi Murmu and other dignitaries and politicians extending their best wishes to him.
The BJP will also launch “Sewa Pakhwara” from today till October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, to reach out to different sections of society with a host of welfare initiatives to mark the birthday of its preeminent leader.
Extending best wishes, the President said she wished that PM Modi with his foresight and strong leadership pave the way for India’s development in every field during the ‘Amrit Kaal’.
भारत के प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिन की हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं। मेरी शुभेच्छा है कि अपनी दूरगामी दृष्टि तथा सुदृढ़ नेतृत्व से आप ‘अमृत काल’ में भारत के समग्र विकास का मार्ग प्रशस्त करें। मेरी ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि आप सदा स्वस्थ और सानंद रहें तथा देशवासियों…
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 17, 2023
Praising him as the architect of new India, Home Minister Amit Shah said he has laid a strong foundation of a grand and self-reliant India on the basis of the country’s ancient heritage.
“Be it the party organisation or the government, we always get inspiration of national interest being supreme from Modi ji,” he said, adding that he considered it his good fortune to serve the country under such a unique leader.
मोदी जी में नेतृत्व, संवेदनशीलता और परिश्रम का दुर्लभ संयोजन देखने को मिलता है।@narendramodi जी ने देश के सोचने के स्केल और साइज को बदला है, जिससे चाहे कोरोना की वैक्सीन बनाना हो या चंद्रयान-3 की सफलता, आज हमारा तिरंगा पूरे विश्व में शान से लहरा रहा है।#HappyBdayModiji
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2023
Wishing him, BJP president JP Nadda said the prime minister has given tangible shape to the Indian culture’s global prestige, people’s multi-dimensional development and the nation’s universal progress.
Our goal of “antyodaya” (uplift of the most downtrodden) has reached every village and every section of society and has become the mantra for the resolve of having a developed India, Mr Nadda said on X.
विश्व के सर्वाधिक लोकप्रिय जननेता आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिवस की सादर शुभकामनाएं देता हूँ।
भारतीय संस्कृति की वैश्विक प्रतिष्ठा, जनता-जनार्दन के बहुआयामी विकास व राष्ट्र के सार्वभौमिक उत्कर्ष को आपने साकार स्वरूप प्रदान किए हैं। ‘अंत्योदय’ का हमारा… pic.twitter.com/23svOMJopN
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) September 17, 2023
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Modi has not given merely a new identity to India but also enhanced its prestige in the world.
भारत के यशस्वी एवं कर्मयोगी प्रधानमंत्री, श्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिन की ढेरों शुभकामनाएँ। उन्होंने भारत को न केवल नई पहचान दी है बल्कि संपूर्ण विश्व में उसका मान भी बढ़ाया है।
लोक कल्याण और गरीब कल्याण के प्रति पूरी तरह प्रतिबद्ध मोदीजी ने भारत को विकास की नई बुलंदियों तक…
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 17, 2023
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “architect of new India” and lauded his dedication and vision for building a “developed India.”
“Happy birthday to the great devotee of Maa Bharati, the architect of ‘New India’, the dreamer of ‘Developed India’, committed towards ‘One India – Best India’, the most popular politician of the world, the famous Prime Minister of the country Shri @narendramodi ji,” Yogi Adityanath said in a post on X in Hindi.
‘Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi Ji: The Architect of New India’
If we look closely at Hon. Prime Minister Ji’s personality, we find a reflection of a beautiful coordination of the qualities of both practicality and idealism.
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 17, 2023
The prime minister has taken India’s development to new heights, he said, wishing him good health and long life.
The prime minister himself will be part of the launch of several development initiatives on his birthday. With ‘Vishwakarma Jayanti’ falling on Sunday as well, PM Modi will launch his government’s ambitious scheme, “PM Vishwakarma”, which is aimed at helping artisans and craftsmen and others engaged in traditional skills on the occasion.
As practitioners of these traditional occupations come largely from Other Backward Classes, the scheme with an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore is also being seen as the ruling BJP’s outreach to the politically important segment.
He is scheduled to inaugurate the first phase of the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), named Yashobhoomi, in Dwarka and also the extension of the Delhi Airport Metro Express line from Dwarka Sector 21 to a new metro station at Dwarka Sector 25 as well on Sunday.
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