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India PM Narendra Modi turns 69

  • Published at 01:50 pm September 17th, 2019
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File photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reuters

Modi has a packed schedule and will spend most part of the day in Gujarat

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 69 on Tuesday and was greeted by several leaders, including country’s Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President and Home Minister Amit Shah.

BJP has kicked off a “Seva Saptah,” service week, to mark his birthday celebrations. Federal government will also undertake innumerable social initiatives across the nation from September 14-20. 

Modi has a packed schedule and will spend most part of the day in Gujarat. His schedule includes a visit to the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river, whose water level has reached its highest mark for the first time, to kickoff the "Namami Narmade" festival.

Meanwhile, Modi’s supporters and well-wishers flooded the social media with their best wishes, leading to seven different Twitter hashtags related to the prime minister's birthday making it to the top 10 India trends on the micro-blogging site.

While #happybirthdaynarendramodi topped the chart in the India trends with biggies like Amul using the hashtag to mark the day, #HappyBirthdayPM and #ShriNarendraModi was trending on 2nd and 5th positions respectively.

In less than an hour, seven of the top 10 India trends were fuelled by wishes pouring in for Modi from different quarters. A large number of individuals expressed their warm wishes for the prime minister with many hailing him for his different achievements.