Union minister of state for parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that soldiers would be happy to have Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with them.
“The way our soldiers save our borders with such bravery is worth a salute from all of us. Prime Minister Modi always tries celebrate the festivals with jawans of the Indian Army and this time also he is doing the same. This gives happiness to the soldiers who protect our borders day and night,” Naqvi told ANI.
Prime Minister Modi leaves for Chamoli on Saturday to celebrate the Diwali with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will accompany the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Modi has urged the nation to send their good wishes to the armed forces to boost their morale.
In 2014, the Prime Minister celebrated Diwali with the flood-affected people in Srinagar, and last year he visited Amritsar to celebrate Diwali with army troops.