Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met his mother in Gandhinagar on the occasion of his birthday.
PM Modi, who arrived in Gujarat post-midnight, landed in Kevadiya in Narmada District early morning today.
From taking a stroll along the Sardar Sarovar Dam site, visiting a cactus garden, to releasing a basket full of fluttering butterflies while visiting Butterfly Garden, the PM took part in various activities throughout the day.
PM Modi performed a pooja at the Sardar Sarovar Dam site, the venue of which was decorated ahead of the Prime Minister's visit.
He also visited the Khalvani Eco-Tourism site in Kevadiya, a Cactus Garden and he also took a safari ride on a special jeep with zebra-patterns at the Jungle Safari Tourist Park.
At the Butterfly Garden, the Prime Minister smiled as he released a large basket full of butterflies into the park.
He also visited the Ekta Nursery, situated in the vicinity of the Statue of Unity. The nursery manufactures various traditional eco-friendly products and offer a live demonstration of the manufacturing process to visitors.
On his 68th birthday last year, Modi was in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi with school children.
The Prime Minister was greeted by leaders across political boundaries including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Shah described Modi as a leader with strong willpower and a symbol of decisive leadership and hard work.
"Under your leadership, an emerging India has made a mark in the world as a strong, safe and reliable nation," Shah said on Twitter.
Singh said the prime minister has been instrumental in building and strengthening India's position in the comity of nations.
"His visionary leadership has helped India in scaling new heights of glory. I pray for his good health and long life," the defence ministry tweeted.
Banerjee, who is likely to meet the prime minister in New Delhi on Wednesday for discussions on administrative issues, wrote on her Twitter handle, "Birthday greetings to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji."
"Happy birthday to Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji. We wish him a long and healthy life," Kejriwal said.
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