Chennai, Sep 17 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister K Palaniswami today greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, which was celebrated across the state by the BJP as it organised cleanliness programmes to mark the day.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State for Communication Manoj Sinha took part in a medical camp held here as part of Modi’s birthday celebrations.

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and DMK Working President M K Stalin also greeted the prime minister.

In his greetings to Modi, Governor Rao said, “Your dynamism, pragmatic approach, effective planning towards the welfare of the people and the nation have placed India on the global map.”

In the message, a copy of which was released to the media here, Rao said Modi’s “vision and mission” to revive and strengthen the spirit of skill development and ‘Make in India’ opened up new vistas in the global market.

“I pray to the Almighty to bless you with a long, happy and healthy life in your distinguished service to the people and to the nation,” he said.

Chief minister Palaniswami said, “On the joyous occasion of your birthday, I would like to convey my warm felicitations and wishes to you for a wonderful year ahead.” “I pray that the Almighty may grant you many more years of good health and strength to serve our nation and the people,” he added.

Panneerselvam tweeted: “Hearty wishes to Honorable Prime Minister Thiru.@narendramodi ji. Wishing you a long and healthy life to serve the nation. #HappyBirthdayPM”.

Stalin also took to Twitter to greet Modi on behalf of the DMK and its president M Karunanidhi.

“Birthday greetings to the Prime Minister Thiru @narendramodi ji on behalf of Dr @kalaignar89, DMK and I. Wish you a long and healthy life,” he said.

PM Modi’s birthday was celebrated across the state by the BJP which organised a series of functions and distributed sweets. Cleanliness programmes were also held by the party as part of the celebrations.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.