Wishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi a long and healthy life, President Kovind said may he continue to serve the nation with his spirit of relentless service. Modi has turned 71 years old today.
Home Minister Amit Shah lauded Modi, saying that he not only gave the country the idea to think ahead of time and fulfil its ambitions with hardwork but also turned it into a reality.
The country has got a strong and decisive leader(Narendra Modi) who gave a dignified life to those who were deprived of their rights for decades, he said.
Modi brought them into the mainstream of development, Shah added.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Modi has written many new chapters in development and good governance in his tenure so far and wished that he fulfil his dream of making India a strong, prosperous and proud country.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya urged people to give PM Modi, a "birthday gift" by getting vaccinated those ((people) who have not taken the dose so far.
He tweeted and said, "Let's do #VaccineSeva and give him (PM Modi) birthday gift by getting vaccinated those who have not taken the dose so far" Rahul Gandhi tweeted,.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted,.
Happy birthday, Modi ji.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 17, 2021
Jammu And Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha tweeted, "Warm Birthday wishes to Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji. I pray for his long & healthy life.Your exceptional, tireless efforts towards development of New India have been a source of inspiration for all of us.May the nation continue to progress under your dynamic leadership & vision,"
J&K Government vigorously pursued the ideals of Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji & with full sincerity, we are marching ahead to vest due rights to the Tribal community. Many more such decisions are being taken to create a new just social order for our Tribal brothers & sisters.— Manoj Sinha (@manojsinha_) September 13, 2021
The Kashmir unit of the BJP also wished the prime minister but said there would not be any gala celebrations or cake cutting.
Born in Gujarat in 1950, Modi joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at an early age and later shifted into the BJP, a party emanating from the ideology of the RSS.
Made Gujarat chief minister in 2001, Modi has never suffered an electoral setback when votes were cast on his leadership, leading the BJP to power in the state for three consecutive terms and then at the Centre back to back in 2014 and 2019.
The BJP embarked on a mega 20-day public outreach, "Seva and Samarpan", from Friday to mark his 71st birthday and it will continue till October 7 to also commemorate his 20 years in public life, including as Gujarat chief minister.
The Ministry of Culture is also organising an e-auction of gifts and mementoes received by the Prime Minister.
It has asked its workers to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination drive as it eyes record-breaking numbers on Friday.
(With PTI Inputs)