In his 25th edition of Mann Ki Baat radio address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of soldiers and requested everyone to dedicate this Diwali to their valour. He also thanked people for sending Army soldiers messages through the hashtag #Sandesh2Soldiers.
“From last few months our jawans (soldiers) are sacrificing their lives, we should celebrate this Diwali in their name,” Modi said in his monthly radio address series. He also said that every citizen of India was proud of their soldiers for their efforts and courage.
“People from walks of life sent messages of love and encouragement for our jawans (soldiers), just as they light candles for their well-being,’ PM added.
He also mentioned in his address about #Sandesh2Soldiers hashtag in social media. Modi said the hashtag was widely used by citizens and were flooded with well wishes and love for jawans.
“I also have to thank the citizens of the nation for their support and love for our security forces and jawans (soldiers) protecting us,” Modi added.
He praised the role of armed forces in assuring safety to citizens. “Be it BSF (Border Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), Assam Rifles, ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police), Navy, Air Force, our jawans are on duty and guarding us. That is why we are celebrating Diwali joyfully,” the PM said.
The 25th address of Prime Minister coincided with the festival Diwali. Earlier PM Modi have asked people to share their thoughts and inputs through Narendra Modi App and MyGov Open Forum.
In his last address, Modi said the army was well equipped to neutralise any nefarious design apparently aiming at Pakistan. He also said army doesn’t talk, they speak through their valour in the wake of an attack on army base in Uri in Kashmir which left 19 army personnel dead.