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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Gandhinagar to meet his mother, Hiraba, on her 100th birthday.

Updated: June 18, 2022 8:01 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Snigdha Choudhury

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PM Modi met his mother on her 100th birthday in Gandhinagar. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his mother’s 100th birthday on Saturday as he met her in Gandhinagar. PM Modi, who is on a one-day visit to Gujarat, reached his mother’s residence in Gandhinagar to greet her on her 100th birthday.

PM Modi sought blessings from his mother as he washed her feet on her 100th birthday. Moments after meeting his mother on her birthday, PM Modi left her residence. PM Modi is likely to visit the Pavagadh temple and later address a rally in Vadodara. Hiraba lives with the prime minister’s younger brother Pankaj Modi at Raysan village on the outskirts of Gandhinagar. PM Modi’s mother Hiraba was born on June 18, 1923, Pankaj Modi had said earlier.

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Religious programmes will be organised in Vadnagar, Modi’s hometown, for the long life and health of his mother, her family said. The Modi family has also planned a ‘bhandaro’ (community meal) at the Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad on that day. Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple in Vadnagar has organised various religious programmes for the long life and health of the prime minister’s mother.

Earlier, Hitesh Makwana, mayor of the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC), had announced that it has decided to name a road in Raysan village as `Pujya Hiraba Marg’ so that “the next generation takes inspiration from her life. But on Thursday, the the BJP-ruled civic body GMC issued a statement saying the naming has been put off. The road can not be named at present as the GMC has not yet formulated a policy about the naming of city roads, it said.

“This proposal now stands postponed and will be considered in the future when a policy is formulated,” the statement said.

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