Gandhinagar: On the occasion of his 69th birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a video of the Statue of Unity after reaching Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat. "Reached Kevadia a short while ago. Have a look at the majestic 'Statue of Unity', India's tribute to the great Sardar Patel," Modi wrote on his official Twitter handle accompanied by the video that displayed the towering statue. Statue of Unity was inaugurated by PM Modi on Sardar Patel's birth anniversary on 31st October last year.
In a series of tweets, the PMO official twitter handle shared pictures from Jungle Safari area and Cactus Garden in Kevadia, Narmada district. "Come, visit this beautiful land which is home to the iconic ‘Statue of Unity,’" one of the tweets read.
PM Modi, on his two-day visit to Gujarat visited the Khalvani eco-tourism site and the Jungle Safari Tourist Park in Kevadia, a few of the major tourist attraction near the Statue of Unity.
Watch video: PM Modi turns 69, visits Sardar Sarovar dam site & performs Narmada puja
He is expected to perform a "Maa Narmada Poojan" and visit the Sardar Sarovar dam control room. PM Modi is also set to address a public meeting at Kevadiya. He is expected to meet his mother and take her blessings before he flies back to the national capital later today.
The entire Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia was lit with bright coloured lighting on late Monday night. Prime Minister Modi who reached Ahmedabad last night was welcomed by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the airport.
The BJP is celebrating Prime Minister Modi's birthday as 'Seva Saptah' from September 14 to 20. The party has announced that several social initiatives will be undertaken by the party leaders across the nation during this week-long period.
-With inputs from Agencies