PM Narendra Modi turns 69 today: Modi visits Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat, will meet mother soon
PM Modi 69th birthday: Prime Minister shared a video of the Statue of Unity in Kevadia of Narmada district. Modi had inaugurated the statue, billed as the tallest in the world, on the birth anniversary of India’ first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s on October 31 last year.Updated: Sep 17, 2019 10:15 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending his 69th birthday in his home state of Gujarat on Tuesday.
Narendra Modi, who reached his home state late on Monday night, flew to Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia. He visited the dam, which he inaugurated in 2017, at a time when its water levels have reached the highest mark of 138.68 metres for the first time.
Before that, the Prime Minister shared a video of the Statue of Unity in Kevadia of Narmada district. Modi had inaugurated the statue, billed as the tallest in the world, on the birth anniversary of India’ first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s on October 31 last year.
“Have a look at the majestic ‘Statue of Unity’, India’s tribute to the great Sardar Patel,” PM Modi tweeted along with a 1:30-minute video.
The Prime Minister’s Office also tweeted about his visit to several places in Kevadia.
Reached Kevadia a short while ago.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2019
Have a look at the majestic ‘Statue of Unity’, India’s tribute to the great Sardar Patel. pic.twitter.com/B8ciNFr4p7
“PM @narendramodi reviews tourism infrastructure at Kevadia. Here is a picture from the Jungle Safari area. Come, visit this beautiful land which is home to the iconic ‘Statue of Unity’,” PMO posted.
Modi also spent some time at the Khalvani Eco-Tourism site and a cactus garden in Kevadiya. He was accompanied by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
“At Kevadia there is a unique Cactus Garden, which PM @narendramodi is visiting. Don’t miss the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the background!”
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The Prime Minister is also expected to meet his nearly 99-year-old mother Heeraben, who lives near Gandhinagar.
“We look forward to welcome our beloved Prime Minister Narendra Modiji on his birthday 17th September at Kevadia to celebrate ‘Namami Devi Narmade Mahotsav’,” Vijay Rupani had tweeted earlier.
A Narmada Aarti will also be organised during Modi’s visit to the dam.
Modi had spent his 68th birthday last year in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi with school children. He had also offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
The BJP is celebrating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday as ‘Seva Saptah’ from September 14 to September 20. Many social initiatives will be initiated by the ruling party during the week.
First Published: Sep 17, 2019 08:38 IST