It’s mentioned that Ayodhya is the place Lord Ram is, however for me the temple is the place our safety forces stand guard, mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday as he reached Himachal Pradesh’s Lepcha to have fun Diwali with troopers.
#WATCH | Lepcha, Himachal Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, “I come and have fun Diwali yearly with our safety forces. It’s mentioned that Ayodhya is the place Lord Ram is, however for me, the competition is the place our safety forces are…I’ve not celebrated any Diwali for… pic.twitter.com/ebXl08V4Mi
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Addressing a Diwali occasion on Sunday, he mentioned, “I come and celebrate Diwali every year with our Army personnel. It is said that Ayodhya is where Lord Ram is, but for me, festival is where our security forces are…I have not celebrated any Diwali for the last 30-35 years when I was not with you people. When I was not the PM or CM, even then I visited some or the other border area to celebrate the festival of Diwali….”
Modi arrived in Lepcha within the morning.
The prime minister shared images of his interactions with the troopers wherein he’s seen providing sweets to them.
In his put up on X earlier, Modi mentioned, “Spending Diwali with our brave security forces in Lepcha, Himachal Pradesh has been an experience filled with deep emotion and pride.”
“Away from their families, these guardians of our nation illuminate our lives with their dedication,” he mentioned.
“The courage of our security forces is unwavering. Stationed in the toughest terrains, away from their loved ones, their sacrifice and dedication keep us safe and secure,” the prime minister added.
Extending his heat needs on the event of Diwali, PM Modi mentioned that as he’s celebrating the competition of lights with safety forces, these Diwali greetings in direction of individuals turn into much more particular.
“After Independence, these brave hearts (Army personnel) fought so many wars and won the country’s heart…In the International Peace Mission, India’s global image was improved because of them. Is there any such issue, to which our brave hearts have not provided solution?…” he requested.
Speaking concerning the picture of India globally, the Prime Minister mentioned given the state of affairs on the planet in the present day, expectations from the nation are constantly growing.
#WATCH | Lepcha, Himachal Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, “Given the state of affairs on the planet in the present day, expectations from India are constantly growing. In such a state of affairs, it will be important that India’s borders stay safe. We’re creating an environment of peace in… pic.twitter.com/bSqYC0xAuW
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“In such a situation, it is important that India’s borders remain secure. We are creating an atmosphere of peace in the country and you have a big role in this. India is safe as long as our Army stands firm and unshakable like the Himalayas, on its borders…,” mentioned PM Modi.
He mentioned that previously years, within the Indian Military, greater than 500 ladies officers have been given everlasting fee.
“Today, women pilots are flying fighter planes like Rafale…” he added.
PM Modi’s Diwali celebrations through the years
Since coming to energy in 2014, Modi has been visiting army amenities to have fun Diwali.
In 2014, the prime minister celebrated the competition of lights with troopers on the Siachen Glacier. Within the following yr, on the fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 conflict with Pakistan, Modi visited three memorials in Punjab the place the Indian armed forces had fought pitched battles that proved to be key to the nation’s victory.
In 2016, the prime minister travelled to Himachal Pradesh to fulfill the personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Dogra Scouts and the Military at Sumdoh close to the China border.
Modi, in 2017, was within the Gurez sector in north Kashmir, whereas in 2018, he celebrated Diwali in Harsil, Uttarakhand, which was adopted by a go to to Kedarnath.
After being re-elected to the excessive workplace in 2019, Modi celebrated Diwali in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. In 2020, he was at a border put up of Longewala on Diwali and in 2021, he celebrated the competition with troopers in Nowshera.
The prime minister celebrated Diwali with the armed forces in Kargil final yr.
With inputs from businesses