New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 69th birthday as the whole nation rejoiced on Tuesday, i.e., September 17.
Currently, the prime minister is in his home state Gujarat as the people have planned a day filled with fanfare, prayers, and rallies to make his birthday remarkable. He also offered prayers at the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Tuesday.
Late on Monday, Modi reached Ahmedabad and received blessings from his mother Heeraben. Following that, he paid a visit to the cactus garden in Narmada district’s Kevadia. Reports stated that prime minister Modi was on a safari tour arranged by the Khalvani Eco-tourism site.
Here’s How Prime Minister Narendra Modi Celebrated His Birthday Upon Coming to Power From 2014 to 2019:
On his 64th birthday in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received blessings from his mother Heeraben in Ahmedabad. He touched the feet of his mother and greeted her. His mother, in turn, gave him a birthday gift of Rs 5,001. The prime minister was reported to have donated the birthday gift to the flood relief fund for Jammu and Kashmir.
On his 65th birthday in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to a military exhibition titled Shauryanjali. The aim of the exhibit was to celebrate the golden jubilee of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Upon visiting the exhibition, PM Modi reinstated that the sacrifice of every Indian soldier would remain etched in the memory of every Indian. He also glorified the valour exhibited by the armed forces during the war.
On his 66th birthday in 2016, Prime Minister Modi sought blessings from his mother Heeraben at her Gandhinagar residence in Gujarat.
Later, the prime minister distributed aid to differently abled persons at a function held in Navsari. The speciality of the function was the lamps. A report stated that about 989 lamps were lit during the Navsari making it a special event.
On his 67th birthday in 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Sardar Sarovar Dam project to the country. The remarkable part of the day was the chanting of Vedic hymns by students.
On his 68th birthday last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent his time with some school children at Varanasi which is also his parliamentary constituency. Celebrating the day with primary school students, PM Modi offered some thoughtful gifts to them which included solar lamps, stationery, school bags, and notebooks.
The best part of the day was when Navajivan Trust (founded by Mahatma Gandhi) published PM Modi’s book ‘Exam Warriors’ in Gujarati language.
The prime minister also visited Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi and offered prayers there.
A 568-kg ladoo was unveiled on this day by BJP leaders.
This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the ‘Namami Narmada’ festival, a Gujarat government initiative to mark the occasion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river receiving water to its full capacity of 138.68 metres, stated a report.