PM Modi to celebrate Diwali with ITBP men in Mana village along China border

He will celebrate the festival with ITBP personnel at Mana, the last village on Indian territory along the border with China, official sources said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 28, 2016 9:15 pm
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Keeping with his practice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate this Diwali with ITBP personnel at one of the remotest border posts in Uttarakhand. Modi, who as Prime Minister had celebrated his first Diwali in 2014 with army in Siachen and second one last year on the Punjab border with Pakistan, will spend time on the border with China on the upcoming festival of lights on Sunday.

He will celebrate the festival with ITBP personnel at Mana, the last village on Indian territory along the border with China, official sources said here today. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will accompany the Prime Minister on his trip to Mana, located at an altitude of about 10,000 feet, the sources said. Modi is also expected to visit Badrinath, one of the holiest temples of Hindus, which is located nearby, they said.

In run up to Diwali, the Prime Minister had urged people to send their good wishes to security forces personnel on Diwali, saying such messages will boost their morale. A campaign in social media with the tagline – #Sandesh2Soldiers – through which people can send their Diwali greetings and messages to soldiers guarding the nation’s frontiers is already underway.

People are sending messages under the #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign on the Narendra Modi App, through MyGov.in, and also through All India Radio. According to the PMO, over 10 lakh messages have come — 7 lakh on Facebook, Twitter and MyGov and about 3 lakh on Narendra Modi App.

Prominent people who have sent their wishes include Chief Ministers, Union Ministers, film stars, cricketers and other sportspersons. They include Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Virat Kohli, Virendra Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Sakshi Malik. The initiative comes against the backdrop of surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on terror launch pads in the PoK on September 29 and the heightened tension along the Indo-Pak border.

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    Khushminder
    Oct 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm
    instead of spending Diwali with ITBP in undisputed Mana post near Badrinath in Uttarakhand, he should go to Siachin bordering stan again and cheer up trops there.
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      Romik
      Oct 29, 2016 at 12:05 am
      Peace hone wala hai stan ke pieces kar ke
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        ashok
        Oct 28, 2016 at 8:22 pm
        Every thing Modi will do being the PM of India. What will you do ?
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          ASHOK KUMAR
          Oct 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm
          Is Modi's wife also accompanying him to celebrate Deewali with jawans.
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            Kumar
            Oct 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm
            HE LOVES TOO MUCH TO HIS WIFE, DUE TO THE REASONS HE AFTER THE MUSLIM LADIES. MODI THINKS, HINDUISM HAS PROBLEM FOR THE WOMEN WHY MUSLIMS WOMEN SO TARGET ISLAM BRING MUSLIMS TO SUFFERING JUST LIKE HINDU WOMEN SUFFERS.
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              Kumar
              Oct 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm
              MODI HATE HIS WIFE, DUE TO THE REASONS HE DESERTED HER TO SUFFER. BUT NEITHER HINDU RELIGION, NOR INDIAN CONSUTION HAS SOLUTION FOR THIS LADY BUT JUST TO SUFFER AT THE HAND OF A HARDLINER HINDU MAN. BECAUSE HER FATHER HAS GIVEN KANYA DAAN, WHETHER YOU BURN, KICKED OUT OF HOME, OR DO WHATERVER YOU WANT TO DO.
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                Sanjeev Singal
                Oct 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm
                Not even a single day pes, lt;br/gt;. lt;br/gt;without an Indian soldier being killed at borders, andlt;br/gt;. lt;br/gt;without a Jumla being recited by PM Modi.
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                  xyz
                  Oct 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm
                  Modiji celebrate at Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir where the Indian soldier has been beheaded. Not at a peaceful village in Uttarkhand.
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