Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates his 72nd birthday on Saturday. Wishes have already begun pouring in from several dignitaries and politicians from across the globe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who met with Prime Minister Modi on the sidelines of the 2022 SCO summit, wished him. “Calling Modi his “dear friend”, Putin said he is aware that the Indian PM is “about to celebrate”
President of India Droupadi Murmu, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma among leaders across political lines led a long list of birthday wishes for the Prime Minister.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised PM Modi’s governance and leadership in his birthday wishes to him. He said, “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to the illustrious Prime Minister of India on his birthday. He has given unprecedented strength to progress and good governance in the country under his leadership and has given new heights to India’s prestige and self-respect all over the world.”
Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter and extended his wishes to the prime minister saying, “Wishing PM Narendra Modi a happy birthday.”
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also took to his Twitter handle saying, “We rever you as a Vishwa Guru. Your leadership, vision & passion for Bharat have given India a new glow, a rare glory, a supreme pride on the global arena. We feel deeply blessed to have you around us. Heartiest Birthday Greetings Adarniya Pradhan Mantri Shri @narendramodi ji.”
Notably, there are several events lined up on Saturday to celebrate PM Modi’s birthday, the most notable perhaps being the historic Project Cheetah mission wherein the PM will release eight cheetahs arriving from Namibia into Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park.
PM Modi is also scheduled to launch the National Logistic Policy today at Vigyan Bhawan. The logistic policy is aimed at bringing down the logistic costs and improving the competitiveness of domestic goods in the global market.
Another campaign set to begin today is the BJP’s “unity in diversity” festivals to be organised in “all districts”. It is a fortnight-long “seva” campaign to mark the PM’s birthday and will conclude on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2.