Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 today, visited the Statue of Unity on Narmada river in his home state Gujarat this morning and shared a video of the statue, billed as the tallest in the world.
“Have a look at the majestic ‘Statue of Unity’, India’s tribute to the great Sardar Patel,” PM Modi tweeted, along with a video.
Union Ministers and senior BJP leaders on Tuesday took to social media to extend their warm wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday. Wishes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday started pouring since midnight itself as party leaders praised his leadership and called him an inspiration for all. Taking to Twitter, Union Minister for Railway Piyush Goyal hailed Prime Minister Modi as a statesman, decisive leader and an inspiration for all. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Prime Minister Modi has been instrumental in building and strengthening India’s position in the comity of nations. Former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu outlined different aspects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that Prime Minister Modi have inspired millions with his sheer hard work, perseverance, determination, dedication and commitment.
“We are delighted to mark this special day with you. You have been an inspiration to us and future generations. Our democracy is now better because of your skill as a leader. Congrats and have a wonderful birthday celebration! Happy Birthday Narendra Modi ji,” Union minister of state for animal husbandry Pratap Sarangi wrote on Twitter. Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also extended his birthday wishes. Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with supporters and followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Modi landed in Gujarat last night. He flew from Gandhinagar to Kevadia in Narmada district this morning to review programmes and projects including the Statue of Unity and the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada. PM Modi’s visit comes as water levels in the Narmada dam, which he inaugurated in 2017, have reached the highest mark of 138.68 metres. He will also open the “Namami Narmade Mahotsav”. Along with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, PM would offer prayers at the dam site to ‘welcome’ the water of river Narmada, the lifeline of Gujarat. The dam aims to provide drinking water to 131 urban centres and 9,633 villages (53 per cent of the 18,144 in Gujarat) and irrigation facilities for 18.54 hectares, covering 3,112 villages in 15 districts.
He will also visit the Duttatreya Mandir in Garudeshwar village and a children’s park. Later, he will address a public meeting at Kevadia, a town approximately 200 km from Ahmedabad.