Prime Minister Narendra Modi today turned 69 and was greeted by several leaders, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah. His schedule includes a visit to the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river, whose water level has reached its highest mark for the first time, to kickoff the "Namami Narmade" festival.
For the first time since the height of the Sarovar dam was raised in 2017, the water level reached its highest peak at 138.68 metres on Sunday evening. The dam was inaugurated by PM Modi on this day in 2017. After visiting the dam site, the prime minister would address a gathering. He would inspect some ongoing developmental projects near the dam and at the 'Statue of Unity'. The prime minister is also expected to visit the temple of Lord Dattatreya at Garudeshwar village near Kevadiya.
On PM Modi's birthday, his supporters and well-wishers flooded the social media with their best wishes, leading to 7 different Twitter hashtags making it to the top 10 India trends on the micro-blogging site. While #happybirthdaynarendramodi topped the chart in the India trends, #HappyBirthdayPM and #ShriNarendraModi was trending on 2nd and 5th positions, respectively.
Here are the updates on PM Modi's Gujarat visit:
PM Modi reviews tourism infrastructre at Kevadia in Gujarat
PM @narendramodi reviews tourism infrastructure at Kevadia. Here is a picture from the Jungle Safari area.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2019
Come, visit this beautiful land which is home to the iconic ‘Statue of Unity.’ pic.twitter.com/OosdcS5k3v
Mamata Banerjee greets PM Modi on his birthday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday.
Birthday greetings to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 17, 2019
প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদিজী কে জন্মদিনের শুভেচ্ছা
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal greets PM ModiBJP leader Vasundhara Raje tweeted birthday wishes for PM Modi.
Happy birthday to Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji. We wish him a long and healthy life.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 17, 2019
BJP leader Vasundhara Raje tweeted birthday wishes for PM Modi.
मां भारती के सच्चे सेवक, हम सबके लोकप्रिय, यशस्वी प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। आप सदैव स्वस्थ रहें, दीर्घायु हो तथा गरीबों व वंचितो को विकास की मुख्यधारा से जोड़ने का आपका संकल्प शीघ्र पूरा हो, ऐसी मेरी ईश्वर से कामना है।#HappyBdayPMModi pic.twitter.com/I07ueFQ1l7— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) September 17, 2019
PM Modi visits Khalvani eco-tourism site in Narmada
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