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Wishes and greetings pour in for PM Modi on his 69th birthday

PM Narendra Modi Birthday Celebrations Highlights: PM Modi participated in Namami Narmade Mahotsava, an event organised by the state government to mark the occasion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam crossing its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 138.68 metres.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Namami Devi Narmada Mahotsav in Kevadia, Tuesday. (Express Photo /Bhupendra Rana)

PM Narendra Modi Birthday Celebrations Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turned 69 on Tuesday, visited Kevadiya in Gujarat to take part in the ‘Namami Narmada’ festival being celebrated by the western state’s government to mark the filling up of the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) to its full reservoir level of 138.68 metres.

Modi lauded the vision of Sardar Patel, adding the BJP-led government’s decision last month on Jammu and Kashmir was an inspiration from the former home minister of India. The Union government’s decision on Kashmir is inspired
by Sardar Patel and is an attempt to find solution to a decades-old problem, Modi said at a public rally.

The Prime Minister participated in Namami Narmade Mahotsava, an event organised by the state government to mark the occasion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam crossing its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 138.68 metres.

Born on September 17, 1950, in Vadnagar (Gujarat), PM Modi is widely credited for being at the helm of the largest non-Congress government at the Centre since Independence. The BJP single-handedly won 303 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, reducing the Grand Old Party to 52 seats.

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PM Modi was in Gujarat on Tuesday to celebrate his 69th birthday. HIGHLIGHTS

World junior champion Hima Das wishes PM on his birthday

PM Modi, who is in Gujarat today on his birthday, thanked ace sprinter Hima Das for wishing him. "Thanks a lot for your wishes. Keep on inspiring more youngsters to take up sports," he said in a tweet.

Dalai Lama wishes PM Modi on his 69th birthday

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday, congratulating him for the "growing confidence you have brought about". The Dalai Lama said Indian traditions of 'ahimsa' and 'karuna' are necessary in today's world. In a letter to PM Modi, he said, "As a long time guest of India, and as someone who cares deeply about this country, I congratulate you on the growing confidence you have brought about. India's success not only benefits the people of India but also greatly contributes to the development of the world as a whole". (PTI)

PM Modi attended the event today with Gujarat CM and Governor

PM Modi attends Namami Devi Narmada Mahotsav in Kevadia on his 69th birthday. (Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana)
PM Modi attends Namami Devi Narmada Mahotsav in Kevadia on his 69th birthday. (Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana)

PM thanks former Guj CM Anandiben Patel

"I was at the Sardar Sarovar Dam a few hours ago and we all proudly remember your efforts to ensure this project is completed and helps the people, especially farmers," said PM Modi while thanking former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel for her efforts towards the completion of the project.

PM thanks Chhattisgarh CM for birthday wishes

PM Modi thanked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for wishing him on his birthday.

PM asks people to share their childhood memories with him

On his birthday, PM Modi asked people to their childhood memories with him. "Reliving precious moments and special memories. I have been receiving many old photos from various friends. I am sharing few such photos with a request- if you have such memories, kindly share them with me," he wrote on Twitter.

PM Modi his meets mother, seeks her blessings on birthday

PM Modi took blessings from his mother on his 69th birthday and also shared a meal with her in Gujarat.

Naveen Patnaik wishes PM Modi on his 69th birthday

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday extended his warm wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. Patnaik prayed for Modi's long and healthy life on the occasion.

"Warm birthday wishes to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji. May you be blessed with a long and healthy life," the chief minister tweeted.

Patnaik's party - the Biju Janata Dal also greeted the prime minister on his 69th birthday. "Let Lord Jagannath bless the prime minister with good health, happiness and long life," the party posted on its Twitter handle, tagging Modi. (PTI)

Rahul wishes Modi on birthday

"My best wishes to Narendra Modi Ji on his 69th birthday. May he be blessed with good health and happiness always," former Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Modi's birthday Tuesday

Former President wishes PM Modi on birthday

Former President Pranab Mukherjee wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday today. Taking to Twitter, he said "May God bless you with good health, happiness, a long life and many more years in the service to the Nation."

Confident that we will be successful in bringing development and trust in J&K, Ladakh: PM

Speaking at the Namami Devi Narmada Mahotsav in Kevadia Colony in Gujarat, PM Modi cited the abrogation of J&K's special status and the government's decision to bifurcate the state into two union territories.

"Confident that we will be successful in bringing development and trust in J&K, Ladakh," he said. 

Decision on Kashmir inspired by Sardar Patel: PM

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Nature our jewel, dear to us: PM

Our culture believes in development while protecting environment; Nature our jewel and dear to us, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat

Dream of Sardar Patel is being fulfilled: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Namami Devi Narmada Mahotsav in Kevadia Colony on his 69th birthday. To mark the occasion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam reaching its maximum capacity of 138.68 metres, the Gujarat government has organised the mahotsav across the state. 

Grand statue of Sardar Patel is blessing us: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat: On one side is the Sardar Sarovar dam, there is electricity generating equipment, on the other side there are very beautiful arrangements related to eco-tourism like Ekta Nursery, Butter-fly Garden. Amidst all this, a grand statue of Sardar Patel is seen as blessing us

Sardar Sarovar project caters to needs of Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan: PM Modi

Sardar Sarovar project catering to needs of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his visit to the site today on his birthday. 

Former PM Deve Gowda greets Modi on birthday

The JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday on Tuesday.

"I wish @narendramodi a very happy birthday. May God bless you with good health and prosperity," the former Prime Minister said on Twitter.

PM Modi offers prayers at Garudeshwar Dutt Temple in Narmada

Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Garudeshwar Dutt Temple in Narmada.

On PM Modi’s birthday, will turn Bengaluru’s VV Puram Food Street into ‘model street’: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya

From Tuesday, Bengaluru’s renowned food street at VV Puram will embark on a more hygienic and environment-friendly makeover, according to Bangalore South Lok Sabha MP Tejasvi Surya.

Surya said that on occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, steps will be initiated to turn VV Puram food street into a “model street”, by modernising “ancillary facilities available”. READ MORE

Kejriwal greets PM Modi on his 69th birthday

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday and wished him a long and healthy life. 

PM Modi offers prayers at Sardar Sarovar Dam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Sardar Sarovar Dam today

Nitish Kumar greets PM Modi on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and BJP leaders on the occasion of his 69th birthday on Tuesday.

The chief minister wished good health and a long life to the prime minister on his birthday, an official release said.

Union minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai tweeted, "Your personality is a source of inspiration for all of us."
As part of the celebrations, a photo exhibition on the prime minister's life will be inaugurated by the deputy chief minister at the state headquarters of the BJP here, party's media incharge Pankaj Singh said.

Narendra Modi’s 69th birthday: His all-time traditional attires that have created a buzz

While Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, who celebrates his 69th birthday today, often sports classy bandhgalas and kurta pyjamas, he has made it a part of his tours in the country and outside to sport regional attires, colourful tunics, vests and ceremonial turbans. A look at some of the recent attires that created a buzz.

PM Modi gets sand art dedicated to him on birthday

Sand artist and Padma awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik dedicated a sand art to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday today

Prakash Javadekar writes: For PM Modi, national interest is the only interest

Writing for a column in The Indian Express, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said "GST, demonetisation, the surgical strikes, Balakot air strike, actions against corruption, abrogation of Article 370, banning triple talaq, are examples of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decisive leadership. Read here

Congress president Sonia Gandhi wishes PM Modi on birthday

Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi has extended her greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday today. She wished him a healthy, happy and long life.

PM Modi reaches Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat

Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the Sardar Sarovar Dam site.

PM's Gujarat itinerary

PM Modi along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will perform 'puja' at the dam site to 'welcome' the water of river Narmada, the lifeline of Gujarat.

The PM, who would be addressing a gathering near the dam, visited various developmental projects being carried out near the dam and Statue of Unity to boost tourism. These projects include river rafting, a jungle safari park, a butterfly park and Ekta Nursery, an officila said. Modi also visited the Khalvani Eco-Tourism site.

In the safari, he apparently spotted a deer.

Modi is also expected to visit Dutt Mandir at nearby Garudeshwar village on the banks of Narmada.

PM Modi visits Statue of Unity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 69 on Tuesday and began the day with a visit to the Statue of Unity and the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river
Narmada in his home state of Gujarat.

The Statue of Unity, billed as the tallest in the world, was inaugurated by him on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary on October 31 last year. 

Modi arrived at Kevadiya to take part in the 'Namami Narmada' festival being celebrated by the Gujarat government to mark the filling up of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river to its full reservoir level of 138.68 metres.

For the first time since the height of the dam was raised in 2017, the water level reached its highest peak at 138.68 metres on Sunday evening.

In Gujarat for birthday, PM Modi visits Khalvani Eco-Tourism site

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Khalvani Eco-Tourism site in Kevadiya, Narmada district

On PM's birthday, Tripura CM says will donate salary to install dustbins

With every state unit and ministry vying with each other to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on September 17 differently, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced that he will donate his salary for the next six months to install dustbins in 1,100 village markets in his state. He has also appealed to all the clubs, social organisations and NGOs to install dustbins in their respective areas. Not just that, he has clubbed Fit India Movement and Poshan Abhiyan too with the birthday celebration programmes.

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PM Modi shares video of 'majestic' Statue of Unity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a short video clip of the Statue of Unity after his arrival at Kevadia in Narmada district in Gujarat. 

Gujarat: PM Modi arrives in Kevadiya in Narmada district

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Kevadiya in Narmada district in Gujarat. He will be visiting Sardar Sarovar Dam shortly.

To mark the Prime Minister's birth anniversary, an exhibition of photographs of his life was also inaugurated at the City Science Centre in Surat by Mayor Jagdish Patel, in the presence of Surat BJP MP Darshana Jardosh, Navsari BJP MP C R Patil, Surat city BJP President Nitin Bhajiyawala and event organiser Majura BJP MLA Harsh Sanghavi.

They displayed photographs depicting the PM’s life, including pictures of his house, his school days, the catching of a crocodile, his entry in politics, becoming the Chief Minister of Gujarat, steps undertaken by him for the development of the state and later becoming the Prime Minister of India.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is celebrating Modi's birthday in the form of 'seva saptah' (week of service) since September 14. As part of the 'seva saptah', Home Minister Amit Shah and other party leaders mopped the floor at AIIMS and met sanitation workers there.

The exercise will end on September 20. The BJP has been celebrating Modi’s birthday in a similar manner since he became prime minister in 2014.

 

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