PM Modi Spends Diwali At Kedarnath, Meets Soldiers At India-China Border

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel at Harsil village in Uttarakhand, continuing his tradition of celebrating the festival with jawans.

Later, PM Modi also offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple. He also interacted with people from nearby areas who had gathered to greet him on Diwali.

Greeting the jawans on the occasion, the Prime Minister said their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians, a statement from his office said.

Narendra Modi extended Diwali greetings to the nation. The Prime Minister took to Twitter to greet the nation on the occasion of Diwali. In his tweet he wrote, “Happy Diwali! May this festival bring happiness, good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives. May the power of good and brightness always prevail!”

Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi greeted the people on Diwali with his tweet, “Happy Diwali! May this festival bring happiness, good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives. May the power of good and brightness always prevail!”

Last night, the prime minister had an interesting exchange with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on twitter. Mr Netanyahu posted a tweet in Hindi wishing his “dear friend” PM Modi on Diwali, to which the Indian prime minister replied in Hebrew.

“On behalf of the people of Israel, I would like to wish my dear friend @narendramodi and the people of India a joyous Diwali. May this luminous festival of lights bring you happiness and prosperity. Reply to this tweet with the name of the city where you’re celebrating!” Mr Netanyahu wrote in Hindi and English.

PM Modi replied to the Israeli Prime Minister in Hebrew and English saying, “Bibi, my friend, thank you so much for the Diwali wishes. Every year, I visit our border areas and surprise our troops. This year too, will spend Diwali with our brave troops. Spending time with them is special. I will share photos of the same tomorrow evening. :)”.

The prime minister arrived in Dehradun this morning and he is expected to go to Kedarnath, where he is likely to offer his prayers and examine the reconstruction work at Kedarpuri. The foundation stone for the Kedarpuri reconstruction project was laid by the prime minister during his visit to Kedarnath last year.

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