At Gurez, Modi says forces protecting motherland with utmost valour

‘Spending time with our forces gives me new energy’

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
October 20, 2017 TOP STORIES 338 Views
At Gurez, Modi says forces protecting motherland with utmost valour

After visiting Gurez Sector along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with army, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the forces protect the motherland with utmost valour.
“Our forces protect our motherland with utmost valour, displaying highest traditions of sacrifice and dedication,” Modi tweeted in this afternoon.
He also said that spending time with forces has given him new energy.
“Spending time with our forces gives me new energy,” he said, adding that “we exchanged sweets and interacted on the occasion.”
“Happy to know that the Jawans practice Yoga regularly,” he also wrote on his twitter account.
In his three tweets, Modi said expressed glad for celebrating the festival with the forces. “Glad to have celebrated Diwali with our brave Army and BSF Jawans in the Gurez Valley, Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
In the vistor’s book at the Gurez valley, the PM wrote, “”Protecting the Motherland, far from your loved ones, displaying the highest traditions of sacrifice, all soldiers at the nation’s borders, are symbols of bravery and dedication.”
He further said, “I have an opportunity to spend the festival of Diwali with you. The presence of brave soldiers at the border, on this festive occasion, lights the lamp of hope, and generates new energy among crores of Indians.”
“To accomplish the dream of ‘New India’, this is a golden opportunity for all of us to work together. The Army too is a part of it. Greetings to all of you on Diwali,” he concluded.
As PM Modi in the wee hours Thursday visited Valley to celebrate Diwali with the forces, he was joined by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat who was camping in the Gurez sector since Wednesday.
Pertinently, Modi has been celebrating Diwali with forces every year after he took over as the Prime Minister of India.
In 2014, he celebrated Diwali with forces at Siachen.
In 2015, PM Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Amritsar at Dogra war memorial.
In 2016, Modi celebrated Diwali with ITBP soldiers in Himachal Pradesh. And this year, he celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Gurez sector along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

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