What gift PM Narendra Modi wants on his birthday?
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his birthday wish with the people of India. His birthday wish was more for the people itself rather than him, a sign of a great leader.
"Since many have asked, what is it that I want for my birthday, here is what I seek right now: Keep wearing a mask and wear it properly. Follow social distancing. Remember 'Do Gaj Ki Doori.' (a distance of two yards). Avoid crowded spaces. Improve your immunity. Let us make our planet healthy," PM Modi tweeted.
His birthday wish comes at a time when India is dealing with a huge surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The tally surged to 51 lakh cases on Thursday as the country saw a record spike of 97,894 fresh cases. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnatakaka and Uttar Pradesh remain the worst-hit states.
On Thursday, PM Narendra Modi turned 70 and received a late-night birthday greeting from US President Donald Trump. "I would like to extend best wishes and a very happy 70th birthday to the Prime Minister of India, @narendramodi. Many happy returns to a GREAT LEADER and loyal friend!," Trump wrote and shared a picture of him standing on the stage with PM Modi and wife Melania as he addressed the crowd attending "Namaste Trump" event in February in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, PM Modi's home state.
The Prime Minister replied back saying: "Thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump for your warm wishes. The friendship between our nations is strong and is a force for good for the entire humanity."
Several international and national leaders had also wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his birthday wishes, said that he "values the friendly relations" developed with PM Modi; he also praised PM Modi for moving India along the path of socio-economic, scientific and technical development. Putin was one of the many world leaders who posted wishes for the Prime Minister.