PM Modi lauds bravery of soldiers on Diwali: Here are top five quotes

Wishing countrymen on Diwali, the Prime Minister said India is a country of festivals and today these festivals are celebrated across the world.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2016 8:03 am
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Amid tension on the border with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today saluted the valour of the armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them. He hailed the people including celebrities for sending overwhelming messages to his “Sandesh2Soldiers” campaign. After addressing his monthly “Mann ki Baat” programme on All India Radio, Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers in a remote and strategic area in Himachal Pradesh, adjoining the Chinese border.

Wishing countrymen on Diwali, the Prime Minister said India is a country of festivals and today these festivals are celebrated across the world.

Here are Modi’s top quotes on Diwali

#Unity in diversity is our strength. It is the responsibility of every citizen and all governments to forge unity and curb separatist tendencies to save the country.

#In the wake of recent events, our soldiers have been sacrificing their everything for the safety and security of the country. Their dedication and labour has overwhelmed me completely. Let us dedicate this Diwali to our armed forces.

#When you (soldiers) guard our border, people sleep without fear. if you were not there, people could not have slep peacefully.

#Our forces endure grave hardships for our security. Someone is stationed in a desert, someone on the Himalayas, someone is guarding our industrial installations and someone is protecting our airports. Everyone is fulfilling a mighty responsibility. If we remember them while being in a festive mood, our remembrance will give them strength and renewed energy. I thank everyone for responding to Sandesh2Soldiers.

#It is the need of the time to address the problems of the poor. We must come out of our orthodox thinking and make
society free from any kind of discrimination.

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First Published on: October 30, 2016 4:25 pm
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    Ash
    Oct 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm
    Well done Modi!
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      Peace
      Oct 30, 2016 at 3:25 pm
      stan and India need to make peace and fight poverty and state factors that are a threat to stability to the region. stan government probably the most corrupt in the world are fleecing every penny they can and using this war rhetoric to cover their crimes. If there was a new leader like Imran Khan (given his relationship and love for India) and lack of greed this war like situation will die down...he will stamp out all corrupation and any Indian protests.....maybe if India can use isolation policy against Nawaz Sharif and his family they would not help to stabilize the region but their long lost brothers.
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        Peace
        Oct 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm
        Well at least Modi is praising the army which is more than what his counter partner Nawaz is doing. He is blaming the army to get his daughter off the hook for selling state secrets to her self interested Dawn News....He is also like a wedgey stuck in the and no matter how hard you push without help it wont come out. well done Modi you are good for India wish stan had someone like him lots of love from across the border.
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          mathimathi
          Oct 30, 2016 at 2:10 pm
          Is there any tension in Himachal Pradesh border?why lying.
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