Modi turns 66: PM celebrates birthday with mother in Gandhinagar
He is slated to announce projects worth nearly Rs 3,800 crore at Limkheda in Dahod district of Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited mother Heeraben Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, seeking her blessings on his 66th birthday.
On his arrival at Ahmedabad on Friday night, the Prime Minister was accorded a grand reception. The entire Gujarat cabinet, including the newly appointed Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and state president Jitu Vaghani, welcomed PM Modi at the airport.
PM Modi thanked Gujarat BJP leaders and party workers after his arrival and later drove to the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar where he spent the last night.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to NDTV, will announce projects worth nearly Rs 3,800 crore at Limkheda in Dahod district of Gujarat. The programme has been organised under the Gujarat Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna for districts lying in the state's forest belt. The projects include six water supply and four lift irrigation projects.
Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, who is on a two-day visit in Gujarat, also met PM Modi and wished him on his birthday.
Who's who of the country wishes PM Modi on his birthday:
You were opposed a lot but you have kept on walking on the path of truth. The whole world in the grip of violence but I am sure your policies will win over this violence.
I always pray that your health always remains fine and you get all your desired happiness. This year has been more memorable for you compared to your earlier years.
I recall the first time I met Narendrabhai in the 1990s when my father Dhirubhai Ambani invited him home for dinner. At the end of the conversation, Papa remarked: "Lambi race no ghodo chhe, leader chhe, PM banse - he's a thoroughbred for the long run, a true leader, he will be prime minister." In the words of my father, Narendrabhai "dreams with his eyes open" and with Arjuna like clarity of vision and purpose.
I first met you at your CM residence, Gujarat to seek tax exemption for Pa. An ordinary house, an ordinary room...you said let's watch the film, took me along to a theatre and saw the film. Spoke a bit about Gujarat tourism... and Surprise, within a week Gujarat tourism officials were at my home in Mumbai to speak to me...and within a few days work started.
I pray that PM Modi ji is blessed with abundant energy to bring country's poor, backwards and downtrodden to the mainstream of development.
Heartiest greetings to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday. I wish him a long life and many years in service of the country.