Colombo/Kathmandu: Sri Lanka’s top leadership and Nepal’s Premier Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday extended their greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday, wishing him good health and success in leading the country.

Wishes poured in from several dignitaries and politicians from across India for Prime Minister Modi on his birthday.

“My heartfelt wishes to Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi on his birthday! May good health & strength accompany you in the journey through these difficult times,” Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tweeted.

The President’s brother and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa too extended his greetings to Modi.

“Warm wishes to my good friend, Prime Minister @narendramodi, as you step into another year of your life. I wish you strength, success and the best of health as you steer #India out of these difficult times,” Mahinda tweeted.

Nepal’s Prime Minister Deuba also expressed his good wishes to Modi.

“Wishing Sri @narendramodi a happy 71st birthday! May it bring good health and further success,” Deuba tweeted.

To mark the day, the BJP has asked its workers to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination drive as it eyes record-breaking numbers on Friday.

Born in Gujarat in 1950, Modi joined the Hindutva organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at an early age and was later drafted into the BJP.

Made Gujarat chief minister in 2001, Modi has never suffered an electoral setback when votes were cast on his leadership, leading the BJP to power in the state for three consecutive terms and then at the Centre back to back in 2014 and 2019.

The BJP will also be distributing over 14 crore ration kits and holding blood camps besides organising other welfare activities during the 20-day campaign.

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