National and international leaders greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday and wished him sound health and long life

As Prime Minister Modi celebrated his 70th birthday on Thursday, wishes poured in from different corners of
the country and the world. From President Ram Nath Kovind to Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to opposition leaders to international leaders, all extended their warm greetings to PM Modi, exemplifying his sky-high popularity and charisma in India and the world.

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “You have presented an ideal of loyalty in India's life-values and
democratic tradition.”

Vice President M Venkiah Naidu wrote, “Warm birthday greetings to Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Bhai Modi. His enlightened leadership has taken India to newer heights both domestically and internationally. May he be blessed with a long and healthy life.”

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also took to twitter to extend his wishes to PM Modi.

Taking to twitter, Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah wrote that PM Modi has devoted each moment of his life towards making India strong, safe and self-reliant. He also highlighted PM Modi’s devotion towards the poor and needy.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also took to twitter to send his warm wishes to PM Modi. He wrote, “Greetings and warm wishes to PM Shri @narendramodi on his birthday. India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership, firm conviction & decisive action. He has been working assiduously towards empowering the poor & marginalised.
Praying for his good health and long life.”

PM Modi later thanked all the leaders for
their wishes on twitter.

Exemplifying PM Modi’s strong commitment and approach to the international community, global leaders also wished and hoped for his good health on his 70th birthday.

Germany’s Vice Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a letter to PM Modi, conveying her greetings to him.

The PMO was informed about the same on twitter, stating, "Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote to PM @narendramodi,
conveying greetings to him on his birthday.”

A congratulatory note was also sent to Prime Minister Modi by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Greeting him for his 70th birthday, Putin said in his tweet, “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you good health, happiness, well-being and every success.” The Russian President said.

On the other hand, Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin sent a letter to Prime Minister Modi in which she extended birthday greetings to him and also wrote about Covid-19 generated challenging times.

“We are facing challenging times. I strongly believe that we will come out stronger from the crisis. The pandemic has shown that national measures are not enough. We clearly need international cooperation now more than ever.”

She hailed the 70-year old relationship between India and Finland and urged India to deepen the relationship. She said
that India and Finland have 70 years successful commercial relations while the Indian diaspora in Finland is also very vibrant.

The PMO later posted the letter on twitter
and wrote, “PM @MarinSanna of Finland has extended birthday greetings to PM @narendramodi.”

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said that Bhutan hopes that India will achieve greater transformation under PM Modi’s leadership. He wrote, “The people and government of Bhutan convey prayers for your success and well being on Your Excellency’s 70th birth anniversary. Under your leadership, we are confident that India will continue to achieve even greater transformation.”

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli wrote, “Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on the auspicious
occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness. We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries.”

Similarly, many celebrities and sports stars also wished PM Modi on his 70th birthday.