Balloons and greetings: Twitter celebrates PM Modi's birthday
Twitter, the RSS, home minister Rajnath Singh and former cricketer Brett Lee were among those who greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on Thursday.india Updated: Sep 17, 2015 15:45 IST
The RSS, micro-blogging site Twitter, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley and former cricketer Brett Lee were among those who greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on Thursday.
More than 110,000 birthday wishes were sent on Twitter by the early afternoon, with the hashtag #HappyBdayPM becoming the top trend and peaking at 320 tweets a minute.
The Prime Minister’s official Twitter account @narendramodi featured animated balloons in different colours rising through the page to mark his birthday.
Watch |Twitter celebrates PM Modi's birthday
Modi, the second most followed political leader on Twitter, received greetings from many users of the social networking site.
Apart from numerous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders who took to Twitter to wish Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal too sent his wishes on the birthday.
"Greetings to Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi ji on his birthday. My prayers for his health and long life," Kejriwal tweeted.
Home minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: "Greetings to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday today. May God bless him with good health and long life."
“On behalf of whole of Gujarat and myself, I extend warm birthday greetings to our Prime Minister,” posted Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel.
From Brett Lee to Omar Abdullah, here is how Twitterati wished Modi:
Happy birthday Sir @narendramodi Many happy returns for the day— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) September 17, 2015
Wishing a very happy birthday to Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji. I pray for your long and healthy life in service to the nation— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 17, 2015
Presenting my badminton racquet to Modi sir for his birthday which is tomorrow . It is a great honour to meet him. pic.twitter.com/DRwbGptinh— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) September 16, 2015
With inputs from agencies