On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border police (ITBP), Indian Army and Dogra Scouts in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. While the visit was lauded by many and appreciated by the jawans themselves, a small incident on the visit has grabbed the attention of many.
While PM Modi was visiting the soldiers, he also made an unscheduled stop at the Chango village to meet the locals of the place. During that time, his interaction with a toddler cannot be missed. Clad in a red-hoodie, the baby refuses to go into the arms of the Prime Minister, but joins his hands in a cute gesture.
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Showering his praise on the armed forces guarding the nation, PM Modi on Sunday dedicated this year’s Diwali to the jawans. Addressing the nation in the 25th edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, the Prime Minister said that he was flooded with messages full of wishes and love for the jawans.
“Dedicate this Diwali to our soldiers. #Sandesh2Soldiers hashtag was used so much by everyone and we were flooded with well wishes and love for jawans from citizens. Be it BSF, CRPF etc, our jawans are on duty and guarding us; that is why we are celebrating Diwali joyfully,” said the Prime Minister. Earlier last week, Prime Minister Modi launched a campaign named “Sandesh for Soldiers” to send Diwali greetings to those serving on India’s borders.
“I sent my #Sandesh2Soldiers. You could also do the same. Your wishes will certainly make our forces very happy. This Diwali, let us remember our courageous armed forces who constantly protect our nation. Jai Hind. When 125 crore people stand with soldiers, their power increases by 125 crore,” he tweeted then.