Narendra Modi celebrated his 64th birthday by visiting his mother in Gandhinagar in his home state, Gujarat. The 15th Prime Minister of our country, Narendra Modi’s 64th birthday falls on September 17th, 2014. Every year, our PM visits his ancestral home in Gujarat to meet his mother and seeks her blessings on his birthday. Heeraba, Modi’s mother gave him today Rs 5,001 which he donated to the J&K flood relief fund. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari called him to wish him. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe also wished Modi.
In the evening, Modi is going to host the Chinese President, Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad, which is also his maiden visit to India. Xi Jinping is here to discuss with Modi regarding the trade and investment between the two countries. It is said that both of them will have a moonlight dinner in a Swiss luxury tent on the river Sabarmati’s banks today. Sources have reported that the followers of Modi on Twitter have crossed the 64 lakh mark on his 64th birthday.
Celebrations were planned at all state BJP headquarters
Though Modi’s birthday was initially planned to be a grand one, it was on his request that the party members had to refrain from celebrating his birthday. Celebrations were planned at all state BJP headquarters. The Delhi unit of the BJP party had many plans of celebrating his birthday. In Delhi, anticipating victory in by-polls in many regions, the state BJP had planned a grand party. The Uttar Pradesh BJP unit wanted to celebrate it in the trademark “UP style”. Last year on Narendra Modi’s 63rd birthday, the party members had ordered 63 kilos of laddoos and also 63 special crackers were burst at the head office at Lucknow. They wanted to celebrate in a similar manner this time also.
In Gujarat, the CM of the state requested every Gujarati to elect BJP candidates in the by-poll and that can be the best gift to the PM by the people of Gujarat. All the party members in Gujarat were geared up to welcome him in a grand way as it would be his first visit after becoming the PM and also his birthday. The Chennai BJP unit was making arrangements for a lavish affair. Some party members in other areas also wanted to celebrate the PM’s birthday by organising special events, musical events, discussion on PM’s achievements in 100 days and screening of documentaries on our PM.
Work and donate for flood victims in J&K: PM
While all party members were busy planning to celebrate his birthday, the entire party mood was spoiled when Narendra Modi tweeted in the personal micro blogging site Twitter on 14th September 2014, Sunday, requesting everyone not to celebrate his birthday and cancel any planned parties for the occasion:
I am hearing from different places that friends & well-wishers are planning various programmes & events for my birthday.
My humble request – do not celebrate my birthday. Instead, dedicate yourselves towards relief work in J&K through your time & resources.
The need of the hour is to stand shoulder to shoulder with our sisters and brothers of Jammu and Kashmir.
These three tweets by our Prime Minister were like the three commandments for his party members. All planned events and celebrations were cancelled. Now the BJP party members are busy organising funds and relief materials for the flood affected people of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The government has already pledged $164 million for reconstruction work in the state.