Modi greets countrymen on Diwali

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and greeted fellow citizens on the occasion of Diwali. Modi tweeted. “Greetings to the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. I wish that this festival of light brings happiness, prosperity, and good fortune in your life. Wishing everyone a very happy Diwali,”

Modi joined soldiers of the Indian Army in the Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir and distributed sweets among the soldiers. PM Modi celebrates his Diwali with army men since he had taken over in 2014. Last year he had celebrated his Diwali at Longewala in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan at the international border with Pakistan.

President Ramnath Kovind also wished people and appealed to them to celebrate the festival in a clean and safe way. He called upon the Indians to take a pledge to save the environment on the occasion of Diwali in his tweet. Home Minister Amit Shah also extended his Diwali wishes to people on Twitter.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended his Diwali greeting by calling upon people to be united. Gandhi tweeted, “The light of the lamp illuminates everyone without discrimination – this is the message of Diwali.”

On November 5, PM Modi visited Kedarnath in Uttrakhand where he unveiled the shrine and statue of Adi Shankaracharya, which had got damaged during the 2013 floods. He also inaugurated infrastructure projects worth Rs 130 crore and laid the foundation stone for other development projects worth over Rs 180 crore in Kedarnath.

Image courtesy of Courtesy India TV News

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