Indian PM dedicates Diwali to soldiers, lauds their sacrifices in monthly radio address
The Prime Minister said the #Sandesh2Soldiers hashtag was flooded with well wishes & love for the soldiers. Photograph: (Reuters)
Addressing the nation on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Diwali in his monthly programme "Mann ki Baat" on All India Radio on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the festival to the Indian Army, praising them for their tireless committment and sacrifice for the nation.
From last few months our jawans are sacrificing their lives, we should celebrate this Diwali in their name: PM Narendra Modi #MannKiBaat— ANI (@ANI_news) 30 October 2016
He recognised the works of all the Armed Forces, and thanked the nation for sending them Diwali messages.
The Prime Minister said the #Sandesh2Soldiers hashtag was flooded with well wishes & love for the soldiers.
Be it BSF, CRPF etc, our jawans are on duty and guarding us; that is why we are celebrating Diwali joyfully: PM Modi— ANI (@ANI_news) 30 October 2016
This is the 25th edition of the programme. Prime Minister Modi had requested people to share their thoughts and inputs for the forthcoming programme on the Narendra Modi App and MyGov Open Forum.
During the last edition of the programme, the Prime Minister had said that the nation's armed forces were fully equipped to foil any nefarious designs. He also spoke about how the Army does not talk, but speak through their valour.