Uttarakhand : PM Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Army jawans and ITBP personnel at Harsil village in Uttarakhand, continuing his tradition of celebrating the festival with jawans.
PM Modi celebrates Diwali with Army Jawans
Later, PM Modi also suffered prayers at the Kedarnath temple. He also interacted with people from nearby areas who had gathered to greet him on Diwali.
Greeting the jawans on the occasion, the Prime Minister said their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians, a statement from his office said.
Diwali with Army Jawans
He said that Diwali is the festival of lights, it spreads the light of goodness and dispels fear. He said that the jawans, through their commitment and discipline, are also helping to spread the sense of security and fearlessness among the people.
Celebrating Diwali with jawans
The prime minister recalled that he has been visiting soldiers on Diwali ever since he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He also spoke of his interactions with the jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), years ago when he was part of the Kailash Masarovar Yatra.
Modi also added further by praising Indian Armed Forces for drawing admiration and appreciation across the world, in UN peacekeeping operations.