AS Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 72 on last Saturday, the BJP will celebrate 16 days as Seva Pakhwara (service fortnight). BJP has chalked out events from September 17 (his birthday) to October 2. BJP national president JP Nadda has given instructions to all the party workers and leaders to celebrate it as "Seva Pakhwara".
The party has also sent directions to states and asked them to participate in events and upload them on the NaMo app, along with social media platforms, to ensure that it is celebrated countrywide. BJP general secretary Arun Singh has written a letter to all party workers regarding programmes, and informed that "Seva Pakhwara" will be celebrated from September 17 till the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, on October 2.
Under the "Seva Pakwara", the party will organise exhibitions on PM Narendra Modi at the district level. BJP has asked the leaders to start a people's movement in every ward to adopt a TB patient for a year and ensure proper treatment, livelihood and take care of the needs. The party has also urged its leaders to celebrate ‘Unity in Diversity’ and ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’. Under this programme, the leaders have been asked to follow the custom, traditions and eating habits of another state for a day.
The party has been asked to put up camps at every vaccination centre and help people, as the whole world has seen the success of the country’s Covid programme. Last year, with over 25 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered, India created a world record of the highest number of Covid jabs in a day on the occasion of PM Modi’s birthday. The beneficiaries at every mandal should send Shubhakamna Patra to the PM, the party has asked its booth-level leaders.
‘Vocal for Local’ stories
BJP leaders have been asked to share ‘Vocal for Local’ stories for Atmanirbhar Bharat and 10 best district presidents who will upload such stories will be awarded.
Exhibition of books
BJP also asked its office-bearers to organise an exhibition of numerous books written on work culture and social welfare measures taken by the prime minister. BJP is also making a strategy for the promotion of the book "Modi @20 Sapne Hue Sakaar".
Blood donation camps
BJP’s Yuva Morcha will organise a blood donation camp in every district. Every district must have a health check-up camp. Additionally, 10 best health check-up camps and blood donation camp’s will be awarded. There should be distribution of artificial limbs.
Tree plantation drive
The tree plantation drive and several cleanliness campaigns will be included in programmes organised for PM Modi's birthday celebrations. The video of the tree plantation on every booth must be uploaded on social media and NaMo app.
Every mandal will undertake Swachhta movement to spread awareness on ‘Catch the Rain’ programme, etc.
Promote teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
BJP has also directed the leaders to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti by promoting principles and teachings of Gandhi and by promoting Khadi.
Leaders greete PM Modi
Good wishes poured in from across the country, and the world, as PM Modi turns 72 on Saturday. Extending her wishes, President Droupadi Murmu said she hoped the nation-building campaign being carried out by PM Modi would continue to progress under his leadership. Vice-President J P Dhankar greeted PM Modi and said his transformative vision and inspirational leadership had elevated “Bharat” to newer heights of glory.
Home Minister Amit Shah called him the “creator of a safe, strong and self-reliant ‘New India'”, and “a symbol of service and dedication”. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said PM Modi’s leadership had boosted progress and good governance like “never before”, and “taken India’s prestige and self-respect to a new high”. Others including Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnvais, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also extended their wishes to PM Modi.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor also greeted PM Modi on the occasion. Some of the world leaders who greeted PM modi include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba.