PM launches #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign, urges citizen to send Diwali wishes to jawans
Praising security forces for their selfless duty in protecting the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a campaign through which people can send their Diwali greetings and messages to soldiers guarding the nation’s frontiers to boost their morale.
The PM’s move comes at a time when India and Pakistan has been on stand off following the Uri attack and surgical strikes. According to media reports, people can send messages under the #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign on the Narendra Modi App, through MyGov.in, and also through All India Radio. Doordarshan shall also be mounting a programme to share people’s emotions with the Armed Forces.
PM Modi, who is leading the campaign, said in a tweet, “I sent my #Sandesh2Soldiers. You could also do the same. Your wishes will certainly make our forces very happy.
“This Diwali, let us remember our courageous armed forces who constantly protect our Nation. Jai Hind,” he said.
“When 1.25 crore people stand with the soldiers, their power increases by 1.25 crore times,” the Prime Minister said.
A special video has also been shared by the Prime Minister on social networking site as part of the campaign.The video featured his appeal to the people urging them to send messages to the brave Armed Forces personnel.
It didn’t take to long to get responds from social media users. Within hours, the video has generated tremendous interest on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. The great respect and admiration that the nation has for our Armed Forces, will find expression this festive season, through the campaign being led by the Prime Minister, the PMO said in a video statement.
A special module has been launched on the Narendra Modi App, which enables people to send greetings or their hand-written messages to the Armed Forces.
The #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign is expected to generate increased interaction between the people and the Armed Forces.
The campaign comes against the backdrop of the surgical strikes carried out by the Army on terror launch pads in PoK and the heightened border tension.