I want this as my birthday gift: Modi’s emotional appeal

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who celebrated his birthday Thursday, has thanked people for their birthday wishes and urged everyone to continue wearing masks and follow social distancing norms in a bid to contain coronavirus, since many had asked him what birthday gift he wanted.

In a late-night tweet on Thursday, he wrote, “Since many have asked, what is it that I want for my birthday, here is what I seek right now: Keep wearing a mask and wear it properly; Follow social distancing. Remember ‘Do Gaj Ki Doori’; Avoid crowded spaces; Improve your immunity.”

“Since many have asked, what is it that I want for my birthday, here is what I seek right now:Keep wearing a maskā€¦’ he said and added: ‘Let us make our planet healthy.”

In another tweet, he said, “People from all over India, from all over the world have shared their kind wishes. I am grateful to each and every person who has greeted me. These greetings give me the strength to serve and work towards improving the lives of my fellow citizens.”

 

NT Bureau