Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with troops posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez Sector

FP Staff October 20, 2017 09:08:28 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with troops posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez Sector and lauded the soldiers for their penance and sacrifice saying he considers them his family. Twitter @narendramodi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with troops posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez Sector and lauded the soldiers for their penance and sacrifice saying he considers them his family. Twitter @narendramodi
Modi arrived at Gurez on Thursday morning to celebrate Diwali with the army and BSF soldiers. He spent two hours with the soldiers in Gurez valley, which is shouting distance of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Twitter @narendramodi
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Modi arrived at Gurez on Thursday morning to celebrate Diwali with the army and BSF soldiers. He spent two hours with the soldiers in Gurez valley, which is shouting distance of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Twitter @narendramodi
Modi offered sweets and exchanged greetings with the jawans. Addressing the jawans, he said like everyone else, he too wishes to spend Diwali with his family. PTI
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Modi offered sweets and exchanged greetings with the jawans. Addressing the jawans, he said like everyone else, he too wishes to spend Diwali with his family. PTI
Modi said he gets new energy when he spends time among the jawans and soldiers of the armed forces and appreciated their penance and sacrifice, amid harsh conditions. Twitter @narendramodi
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Modi said he gets new energy when he spends time among the jawans and soldiers of the armed forces and appreciated their penance and sacrifice, amid harsh conditions. Twitter @narendramodi
The prime minister said that he had been told that the jawans present at the gathering regularly practice yoga. He said that this would definitely enhance their abilities, and give them a sense of calm. Twitter @narendramodi
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The prime minister said that he had been told that the jawans present at the gathering regularly practice yoga. He said that this would definitely enhance their abilities, and give them a sense of calm. Twitter @narendramodi
Modi said the Centre is committed to the welfare and the betterment of the Armed Forces, in every way possible. In this regard, he mentioned the implementation of One Rank, One Pension, which had been pending for decades. Twitter @PMOIndia
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Modi said the Centre is committed to the welfare and the betterment of the Armed Forces, in every way possible. In this regard, he mentioned the implementation of One Rank, One Pension, which had been pending for decades. Twitter @PMOIndia
The prime minister spoke of the new resolve that each Indian citizen must make for 2022, the 75th anniversary of independence. PTI
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The prime minister spoke of the new resolve that each Indian citizen must make for 2022, the 75th anniversary of independence. PTI
This is the fourth successive Diwali that the prime minister has celebrated with jawans on the border. Chief of the Army Staff General BS Rawat and other senior army officers were present on the occasion. Twitter @narendramodi
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This is the fourth successive Diwali that the prime minister has celebrated with jawans on the border. Chief of the Army Staff General BS Rawat and other senior army officers were present on the occasion. Twitter @narendramodi