New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 73 on Sunday, with President Droupadi Murmu and other dignitaries and politicians extending their best wishes to him. The BJP will also launch "Sewa Pakhwara" from today till October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, to reach out to different sections of society with a host of welfare initiatives to mark the birthday of its preeminent leader.
Extending best wishes, the President said she wished that Modi with his foresight and strong leadership paves the way for India's development in every field during the 'Amrit Kaal'.
Lauding him as the architect of new India, Home Minister Amit Shah said he has laid a strong foundation of a grand and self-reliant India on the basis of the country's ancient heritage.
"Be it the party organisation or the government, we always get inspiration of national interest being supreme from Modi ji," he said, adding that he considered it his good fortune to serve the country under such a unique leader.
Wishing him, BJP president J P Nadda said the prime minister has given tangible shape to the Indian culture's global prestige, people's multi-dimensional development and the nation's universal progress.
Our goal of "antyodaya" (uplift of the most downtrodden) has reached every village and every section of society and has become the mantra for the resolve of having a developed India, Nadda said on X.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Modi has not given merely a new identity to India but also enhanced its prestige in the world.
The prime minister has taken India's development to new heights, he said, wishing him a good health and long life.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and former party chief Rahul Gandhi greeted the Prime Minister on his birthday. "My best wishes to PM Shri Narendra Modi ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and long life," Congress chief Kharge said on X.
In a post on X, Gandhi said, "Wishing PM Narendra Modi a happy birthday."
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang also extended birthday wishes to the Prime Minister. The chief minister wished the prime minister good health, happiness, and strength to continue guiding Bharat towards a brighter and more prosperous future.
"On this special day, I want to extend my warmest wishes to you on behalf of the people of Sikkim. Your leadership has been instrumental in shaping the destiny of our nation, and your dedication to the betterment of our country is truly commendable," he said in a social media post.
"Your vision and tireless efforts have left an indelible mark on our country, and we are grateful to have you as our leader," Tamang said, adding: "The people of our great nation are proud to have you at the helm and we look forward to the continued growth and development under your dynamic leadership."