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How nation greeted NaMo on his 71st birthday

September 17, 2021 18:32 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 71 on Friday.

Birthday greetings poured in for him from all quarters, with his supporters and Bharatiya Janata Party workers offering prayers for him and organising events to mark the occasion.


The BJP had also asked its workers to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination drive as it eyes record-breaking numbers.

Here's a glimpse of how they celebrated the day.

BJP supporters perform rituals on the banks of river Ganga to celebrate 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo

BJP workers perform a havan at the party office in Amritsar. Photograph: PTI Photo

Ganga Aarti being performed at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, the PM's parliamentary constituency. Photograph: PTI Photo

Former BJP West Bengal president Rahul Sinha, right, with party leader Narayan Chatterjee, second left, offers sweets to a child to celebrate the prime minister's birthday, at BJP headquarters in Kolkata. Photograph: PTI Photo

The PM being greeted with earthen lamps at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. Photograph: PTI Photo

Artists dance to celebrate the PM's birthday at Gandhi Nagar in Jammu. J-K BJP president Ravinder Raina is also seen. Photograph: PTI Photo

Priests along with BJP supporters perform rituals on the banks of river Ganga in Varanasi. Photograph: PTI Photo

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad performs rituals at Sai Temple in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo

Launch of 'Seva aur Samarpan Abhiyan' on the PM's birthday, at BJP HQ in New Delhi. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI Photo

Bihar minister Mukesh Sahni restores 71,000 fish in Ganga to celebrate the PM's birthday, in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo

Health workers inoculate beneficiaries during a mega-vaccination drive to mark the PM's birthday, in Beawar. Photograph: PTI Photo

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik extends his wishes by creating a sand sculpture of the PM, in Puri. Photograph: ANI Photo

Bihar minister of industries Shahnawaz Hussain offers prayers at High Court Mazar, in Patna. Photograph: Pappi Sharma/ANI Photo

Odisha Artist Priyanka Sahani creates an 8-ft-long portrait of Modi using food grains. 'India is an agricultural country. So, I made this portrait using food grains to pay respects to the PM. It also reflects Odisha's tradition of Pattachitra,' she said. Photograph: ANI Photo

BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi participates in 'Sewa Diwas', organised to celebrate the PM's birthday, at a vaccination centre in Rampur. Photograph: Minority Affairs Ministry via PTI Photo

UP CM Yogi Adityanath -- with minister of state (independent charge) women's welfare, child development and nutrition Swati Singh -- distributes goods to beneficiaries during a programme to celebrate the PM's birthday, at a shelter home in Lucknow. Photograph: PTI Photo
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