Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday celebrated Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, at Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal's residence in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi extended greeting to Sikh community and said:
"We started UDAAN yojana and first service was from Nanded sahib. Opening of Kartarpur corridor is from blessing of Gurunanak Devi ji. What happened in 1947... but if people connect with each other then it is a key to unity. Langar is a sanskar where there is no discrimination. Each and every world of Gurbani will give us more strength."
He also took to Twitter to greet the nation on this occasion. While remembering the first Sikh Guru on his 550th Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote:
In span of few hours, he took to Twitter again and dedicated another tweet to Guru Nanak Devji:
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke security protocol during his visit to Mizoram, the only Congress-ruled state in Northeast. After concluding his address at a rally in Lunglei, PM Modi proceeded outside the venue towards his vehicle where locals were waiting to greet their Prime Minister. In a video accessed by Republic TV, PM Modi can been seen moving inside his car as the crowd is cheering and calling out to him. At this very moment, PM Modi sticks his head out and stand on the foot-board of his car, greeting the crowd gathered to witness his rally.
He also slammed the Congress in his address for ignoring the aspirations of the people in Mizoram, and said the party's rule has left the state behind in terms of development.
"The Congress party, which once governed a maximum number of states, is now restricted to just two or three states. Now, the people of Mizoram have a golden opportunity to rid themselves of this Congress culture," PM Modi said.
The priority for Congress is not the people of Mizoram, it is fighting to gain power, the PM charged.
"I feel deep sense of anguish when I see a Congress leader abused traditional dress of northeast states, calling them outlandish. Your hopes, ambitions do not matter to the Congress. Their priority is power and not the people of Mizoram," he further stated.