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Sep 17, 2017 10:56 AM IST | Source:

PM Modi turns 67, BJP celebrates with ‘Seva Diwas’ drive, other social programmes

Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat and to lay the foundation stone for National Tribal Freedom Fighters'.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday, people took to Twitter to wish him but not only through words but also through their actions. As BJP will observe this day as 'Seva Diwas' across the country, people posted on social media pictures wielding brooms, cleaning their locality.

Joining the common man are the BJP leaders who will attend medical camps, blood donation events, and also take part in cleanliness drives.

BJP chief Amit Shah will be in Ranchi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Kirti Nagar in Delhi, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in Chennai, and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in Mumbai, as part of the party's plan to celebrate their top leader's birthday as a "day of service" (Seva Diwas) across the country, a party leader said.

All ministers and other party leaders will attend the events nationwide, he said.


The day also marked the launch of Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat which is the second largest in the world in terms of volume and size. It comes second to the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States.

Modi dedicated to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat on the river Narmada, at an event coinciding with his 67th birthday.

The event will take place at Kevadia in Narmada district.

After the inauguration at the dam site at Kevadia, Modi will go to Sadhu Bet, an island in the Narmada river where a 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, billed as a 'Statue of Unity', and a memorial complex dedicated to the country's first home minister are coming up.

Thereafter, Modi will attend the closing ceremony of 'Narmada Mahotsav', and address a gathering at Dabhoi.

He will also lay the foundation stone for National Tribal Freedom Fighters' Museum during the event.

Modi will then visit Amreli in Saurashtra where he will attend a host of programmes and address a public gathering.

(With PTI inputs)
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