|PM extends Mahalaya greetings to countrymen|
NEW DELHI, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Mahalaya on Thursday.
"This Mahalaya, we pray to Maa Durga to bless with strength to overcome the global pandemic. May the divine blessings of Maa Durga ensure good health and happiness in everyone's life. May our planet prosper! Shubho Mahalaya!" he said in a tweet.
Incidentally, it is also the prime minister's birthday on Thursday.
Modi turned 70 on Thursday, and wishes poured in for the BJP leader from top dignitaries, including President and Vice President, Union ministers and leaders from across the political divide.
The BJP is organising a number of events, mainly aimed at public service, across the country to celebrate Modi's birthday as 'Sewa Divas'. - PTI