The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 70 today. The nation has come forward to celebrate their leader's birthday. To mark the day around the country initiatives and causes have come up.
The prime minister is also the recipient of many wishes from global and national leaders, even members of the opposition. Russia's Vladimir Putin and Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli have also wished the Indian leader.
Wishes for PM Modi on his birthday
Certain leaders within BJP such as Home Minister Amit Shah, President Ramnath Kovind and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, all had kind words for the PM on his birthday:
Amit Shah praised Modi's vision as a leader, "Such great leaders who have spent every moment of their lives for a strong, secure, self-reliant India@narendramodi. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve Mother Bharti under the leadership of Ji. I, along with crores of people of the country, wish Modi ji good health and longevity."
Rajnath Singh spoke about the PM's insight:
Russian President Vladimir Putin had wrote a heartfelt letter to PM Modi, "Kindly accept my heartfelt congratulations on your 70th birth anniversary," CNN-News18 quoted the president from his letter. He further praised how far India had come under PM Modi.
Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had tweeted, "Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri@narendramodiji on the auspicious occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness. We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote a letter to the PM shared on Twitter:
Please accept my warmest congratulations on the occasion of your 70th birthday.
l am happy to take this opportunity to thank you for our trustful and constructive cooperation. Together over the past few years we have succeeded in consolidating even further the traditionally good relations between India and Germany. I have fond memories, for example, of our meeting last November at the Indo-German intergovernmental consultations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the cohesion of the international community. Only if we work together will we manage to overcome this huge challenge. With that in mind, I look forward to continuing our cooperation for the benefit of our countries and their peoples.
For your political work, I wish you continued success. On a personal note, I wish you all the very best in the future - particularly, in these unusual times, health, happiness and fulfilment."- Angela Merkel, in her letter to PM Modi (@PMOIndia/Twitter)
Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin also wished the PM and said, "We have the opportunity now to turn the good spirits and broad array of deliverables from it into action. To this end, Finland supports concrete cooperation between India and the European Union in many sectors, such as sustainable development, including the circular economy, free trade and human rights..."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who had never seen eye to eye with PM Modi also wished him:
Wishing PM Narendra Modi a very happy birthday!