The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and good wishes to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday.
In his message, the President has said, “Please accept my warm greetings and good wishes on your 66th birthday.
This special day comes as you complete more than fifteen months as the Prime Minister of our great nation. The last year has been an important period filled with significant achievements for you personally and our country. Your hard work, dynamism and out of the box thinking has received wide appreciation in the country and abroad.
I compliment you on your accomplishments and wish you the very best for the coming years. May the Almighty bless you with good health, happiness and many more years of dedicated service to the nation”.
PMO website in ‘Know the PM’ section says, Born on 17 September 1950 in a small town in Gujarat, he grew up in a poor but loving family ‘without a spare rupee’. The initial hardships of life not only taught the value of hard work but also exposed him to the avoidable sufferings of the common people. This inspired him from a very young age to immerse himself in service of people and the nation. In initial years, he worked with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) a Nationalist organization devoted to nation building and later devoted himself in politics working with the Bharatiya Janta Party organization at National and State level. Shri Modi completed his MA in political science from Gujarat University.
In the year 2001, he became the Chief Minister of his home State Gujarat and went on to serve a record four terms as Chief Minister.