Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 71 on Friday as President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries and politicians greeted him with BJP leaders hailing his leadership.
Wishing him a long and healthy life, President Kovind said may he continue to serve the nation with his spirit of relentless service.
Home Minister Amit Shah lauded Modi, saying he not only gave the country the idea to think ahead of time and fulfil its resolve with hardwork but also made it a reality.
“In Modi, the country has got a strong and decisive leader who gave a dignified life to those who were deprived of their rights for decades,” he said.
Modi brought them in the mainstream of development, Shah added. The prime minister has shown the world what people-loving leadership is like, he said. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Modi has written many new chapters in development and good governance in his tenure so far and wished that he fulfil his dream of making India a strong, prosperous and proud country.