Mr Modi turned 68 on Monday and will be celebrating his birthday in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Monday launched a week-long programme, under which welfare initiatives will be undertaken by party leaders, to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. Mr Modi turned 68 on Monday and will be celebrating his birthday in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Under the programme, senior BJP leaders and Union ministers, including Harsh Vardhan and Smriti Irani, are slated to inaugurate different welfare initiatives for the people in various parts of the national capital.
BJP Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari, party national vice-president and Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabudhe inaugurated the programme at Kirti Nagar on Monday morning. Mr Sahasrabuddhe said that after Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Modi is another great leader who is taking care of the health of the people by initiating Swatchchh Bharat Abhiyan in the entire country. “Hence on his Birthday we are offering Shramdan in the Basti and giving the message of cleanliness to your lane and house,” Mr Sahasrabuddhe added.
Mr Tiwari said that his (Mr Modi) birthday should not be celebrated by cutting cakes but by sharing pains and sorrows of the suffering people. In this connection the Sewa programmes were organised at 11 prominent places and 280 blocks.
Union health minister J.P. Nadda inaugurated a health camp along with east Delhi MP Maheish Girri at Vishwas Nagar. The Union health minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated his birthday to service and the day is being observed as sewa diwas. Mr Nadda also swept a street at a JJ cluster near the site of the health camp.
Some sanitation workers of a municipal corporation staged a demonstration over their pending dues outside the venue before Mr Nadda’s arrival. Delhi BJP general secretary Rajesh Bhatia was the convenor of the programmes for entire national capital on Monday.