Wishes have started pouring in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday, which is being celebrated on Friday.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Modi not only gave the country the idea to think ahead of time and fulfil its resolve with hard work but also made it a reality.
In Modi, he said, the country has got a strong and decisive leader who gave a dignified life to those who were deprived of their rights for decades.
"Modi ji not only gave the country the idea of thinking ahead of time and fulfil its resolve with hard work, but also made it a reality," Shah said in a series of tweets in Hindi.
The home minister said Modi brought those who were deprived of their rights in the mainstream of development.
The prime minister has shown the world what “people-loving leadership” is like, he said.
Shah said Modi has presented a unique example of parallel coordination of security, welfare of poor, development and historic reforms.
The determination and dedication of the prime minister has created a new energy and confidence in the countrymen, due to which the country is moving towards self-reliance by setting new records, he said.
The home minister said every moment of the life of Modi is dedicated to the service of the poor, farmers and the underprivileged.
Shah also appealed to all BJP workers to participate in the service of the nation on Modi's birthday and also take the welfare schemes of the BJP government to the people.
"A very happy birthday to the most beloved leader of the country, Prime Minister @narendramodi ji. I pray to God for your good health and long life," he said.
Wishing Modi a long and healthy life, President Ram Nath Kovind said may he continue to serve the nation with his spirit of relentless service.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu praised Modi for his exceptional vision, exemplary leadership and dedicated service that had led to all-round growth of the nation.
He also said amid challenges in the last one year, Modi's efforts to encourage the spirit of self-reliance has borne fruits.
"His exceptional vision, exemplary leadership and dedicated service have led to all-round growth of the nation. May he be blessed with a long, healthy and happy life ahead," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu.