New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to spend most of Tuesday in his home state Gujarat as he celebrates his 69th birthday.
While he will likely begin the with a visit to his mother in Ahmedabad, Modi is also expected to discuss development projects in Gujarat during his day-long visit. Last year, Modi was in Varanasi, his constituency, to celebrate his birthday.
Though Modi stays away from birthday celebrations, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked all its 303 Members of Parliament (MPs) and 78 MPs in Rajya Sabha to spend the day in their constituency. BJP leaders have been asked to celebrate the week as ‘Sewa Saptah’ starting 14 September.
Senior leaders have also decided to spend the day urging people to stop using single-use plastic, organising cleanliness drives and to help people, especially those who are not in the best of health.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always said that people become public representatives to serve the people. What better way to celebrate day but to spend the day with people. We have been organising different ways to help the people. We have distributed medicines, fruits in hospitals, gave sanitary napkins to young girls in schools and met people to stop using single use plastic," said Meenakshi Lekhi, MP and national spokesperson of BJP.
BJP has also organised an exhibition on PM Modi in different parts of the country, including party headquarters in New Delhi, to celebrate the day.