PM Modi celebrates Diwali with jawans near Indo-Tibet border
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Indo-Tibet Border Police and Army jawans at Sumdo, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Indo-Tibet Border Police and Army jawans at Sumdo, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. (Photo: Twitter@ narendramodi)
Amid tension on the border with Pakistan, PM Modi saluted the valour of the armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them. (Photo: Twitter @narendramodi)
PM Modi credited the soldiers for maintenance of peace and security in the country and called upon everyone to remember their gallantry while celebrating Diwali. (Photo: Twitter @narendramodi)
"In the wake of recent events, our soldiers have been sacrificing their everything for the safety and security of the country. Their dedication and labour have overwhelmed me completely. Let us dedicate this Diwali to our armed forces." PM Modi said.
"I had invited everyone to participate in the Sandesh2Soldiers campaign and I have been humbled by the response. From students, villagers and traders to political leaders and sports persons , everyone has sent a Diwali message for our soldiers," he said while referring to the jawans who are stationed in deserts and on the icy heights of the Himalayas and security personnel who are guarding our industries and airports.
PM Modi paid an impromptu visit to Chango village, close to Somdu, to wish people on Diwali. "I was deeply touched by the impromptu reception and their joy," he tweeted. (Photo: Twitter @narendramodi)
Villagers taken aback by the Prime Minister's arrival raised slogans hailing him. Dressed in warm clothes, Modi spent time with the residents of the village including women and children. (Photo: Twitter@ narendramodi)
He also posed with everyone in a group photograph, with the mountains providing a majestic background. The PM had celebrated his first Diwali after coming to power in 2014 with soldiers posted in Siachen. In 2015, he was at the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. (Photo: Twitter @narendramodi)