Pays tributes to former prez Abdul Kalam
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a ‘garba’ penned by him as the Navratri began on Sunday and greeted people on the auspicious occasion, wishing them happiness and prosperity.
“As the auspicious Navratri dawns upon us, I am delighted to share a Garba penned by me during the past week. Let the festive rhythms embrace everyone! I thank @MeetBros, Divya Kumar for giving voice and music to this Garba,” he said on X, sharing the YouTube link of the video.
Garba dances are performed during Navratri, especially in Gujarat. Wishing people, he said, “May mother Durga, who gives strength, brings to everyone’s life happiness, prosperity, good fortune and good health,” he said on X.
Navratri is marked with festivity and religious practices. It is celebrated across the country and is followed by the festival of Dussehra.
Meanwhile, PM Modi paid tributes to noted scientist and former president A P J Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary on Sunday, saying his incomparable contribution to nation-building will always be remembered respectfully.
In a post on X, Modi said Kalam was loved by people due to his humble behaviour and special scientific talent.
One of India’s leading scientists, Kalam wrote some bestselling books and was widely popular, especially among the younger generation, as he held frequent interactions with them across the country.
He was India’s president between 2002 and 2007 and earned cross-party respect for his conduct. He was called the “People’s President” as the demands of the highest office did not dim his zeal to meet with common people, especially, students, a habit he maintained after his tenure was over.
He was born in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu in 1931 and passed away in 2015.