Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 66th birthday was celebrated on Saturday with wishes pouring in from across the nation. While BJP leaders engaged in social service activities to celebrate the PM’s birthday, other national and international politicians also congratulated Modi. Several Guinness records were made and the common man, too, sent wishes to the Prime Minister through social media platforms.
Modi celebrated his birthday in Gujarat during his two day-trip and met his mother Hira Ba. Modi tweeted: “Mother’s love and blessings are the basic essence of life,” and also posted two pictures of him and his mother.
President Pranab Mukherjee also greeted the PM on Twitter. Modi thanked President Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari for their wishes.
The government of Gujarat created two Guinness world records as part of the birthday celebrations. The organisers in Navasari district broke a world record for the maximum number of people in wheelchairs who formed a logo. The previous record was made in the US by 346 wheelchair-bound persons in 2010. The new record involved 1,000 persons on wheelchairs. The other record was established by lighting 1,500 oil lamps simultaneously at a single location. Another record attempt was made by providing hearing aids to 1,000 hearing-impaired persons. The previous record was made in Australia.