Guwahati: On September 17, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his birthday, wishes poured in from around the world. However to mark the PM’s 70th birthday in a special way, YouTuber Anmol Bakaya chanted ‘Modi ji’ non-stop for 24 hours on his channel and live streamed it, triggering a huge buzz online .
“In the past year I’ve heard a lot of things, both positive & negative, about our Honorable Prime Minister, but personally i just have immense respect for him and for all that he has done for our nation, my support for him is never ending and this is just a little gesture of appreciation and nothing more,” Bakaya wrote in the description of the video.
Sitting against a backdrop of posters, he requested people coming to the video to “please stay for minimum a minute as your watch time helps to promote this video and reach Shri Narendra Modi ji”.
“I wanted to do something really special for our PM on his birthday, which had never been done before. The idea just struck organically, when I was hanging out with my friends,” the YouTube vlogger said.
“I thought it was really cool idea but it turned out to be super challenging too,” he said, as the dedicated Modi fan claimed to have chanted his name for over 1.03 lakh times.
Bakaya was exhausted and almost collapsed several times but kept going as people flooded his YouTube video’s comment section.
“Honestly, all the plans that I had went out of the window after the first 12 hours. Till that point I was thinking ‘Oh, it will be cool and fun to do it’, but it looked like time had slowed down. The last 12 hours seemed like an eternity. At that moment, if you have seen the stream, you could see me looking up. I was praying to God to help me,” he said.
The reactions to his video were varied on social media. Some poked fun at him; there were others who were impressed and some lashed out at him. “I got so much hate, which I found amusing because I couldn’t fathom why people were reacting so,” he smiled.
Although the video doesn’t seem to have reached the PM yet, the 24-year-old Gurgaon resident said the experience has pushed his subscribers’ base from 2,000 to 8,000 and counting.
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