New Delhi: Wishes poured in from all corners of the world for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who turns 70 today.
Leaders from across all political parties have poured in wishes for the prime minister on his birthday. From Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, several bigwigs have posted birthday greetings for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Wishing PM Narendra Modi ji a happy birthday," Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his greetings said PM has worked diligently towards empowering the poor and marginalised and the nation has benefited tremendously from his leadership.
“Greetings and warm wishes to PM Narendra Modi on his birthday. India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership, firm conviction and decisive action. He has been working assiduously towards empowering the poor & marginalised. Praying for his good health and long life,” he tweeted.
One of the first VIPs to wish Modi was Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli, who said that the two leaders will continue to work closely together towards strengthening relations between India and Nepal.
The wishes come amid strained ties between the neighbours over a new Nepal map which shows Indian territories marked as its own and several other flashpoints.
Wishing PM Narendra Modi ji a happy birthday.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 17, 2020
Wishing @NarendraModi ji a happy birthday and many healthy & successful years in the service of the nation. May he be able to work more successfully to ensure that Vikas actually dawns in our country & is truly “sab ka” & “sab ka saath”! https://t.co/rSYvKQIJQS— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 17, 2020
प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिन की हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं। आपने भारत के जीवन-मूल्यों व लोकतांत्रिक परंपरा में निष्ठा का आदर्श प्रस्तुत किया है। मेरी शुभेच्छा और प्रार्थना है कि ईश्वर आपको सदा स्वस्थ व सानन्द रखे तथा राष्ट्र को आपकी अमूल्य सेवाएं प्राप्त होती रहें।— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 17, 2020
Greetings and warm wishes to PM Shri @narendramodi on his birthday. India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership, firm conviction &decisive action. He has been working assiduously towards empowering the poor & marginalised. Praying for his good health and long life— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 17, 2020
राष्ट्रसेवा और गरीब कल्याण के प्रति समर्पित देश के सर्वप्रिय नेता प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2020
मोदी जी के रूप में देश को एक ऐसा नेतृत्व मिला है जिसने लोक-कल्याणकारी नीतियों से वंचित वर्ग को विकास की मुख्यधारा से जोड़ा और एक मजबूत भारत की नींव रखी।
Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on the auspicious occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness.— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) September 17, 2020
We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries.
Meanwhile, the BJP will mark ‘Seva Saptah’, which began from September 14, across the country to pray for long life and good health of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"BJP has taken a very big decision and it is observing 'Seva Saptah' from September 14 to September 20. The Prime Minister's birthday falls on September 17 and we will pray for his long life and good health so that he can continue to take decisions in the national interest," party's National Vice President and in-charge Jammu and Kashmir Avinash Rai Khanna said.