PM Modi on the social media site Twitter wrote, 'Took blessings of my mother today as she enters her 100th year'
PM Narendra Modi with his mother Heeraben. Pic/Official Twitter account of PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Heeraben Modi at her residence in Gandhinagar on her 100th birthday.
PM Modi on the social media site Twitter wrote, "Took blessings of my mother today as she enters her 100th year."
Took blessings of my mother today as she enters her 100th year... pic.twitter.com/lTEVGcyzdX— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2022
On the occasion Heeraben's of birthday, PM Modi washed her feet and sought her blessings. To mark the occasion, a road in Gandhinagar will be named after her to "keep her name alive forever and for future generations to learn lessons of service."
Later in the day, Heeraben Modi visited the Lord Jagannath temple in the city in a wheelchair, accompanied by her family members.
To mark the occasion, a 'bhandaro' (community meal) was also organised at the Jagannath temple.
Hatkeshwar Temple in Modi's hometown Vadnagar has also organised various programmes on this occasion.
PM Modi inaugurates Kalika Mata temple in Pavagadh
Modi inaugurated the redeveloped Kalika Mata temple atop the Pavagadh hill in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat. The Prime Minister hoisted the temple flag after performing pooja.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel was also present with the Prime Minister on the occasion.
According to the Gujarat information department, "After the ascent of Pavagadh in the fifteenth century, the peak of the temple was dilapidated for the last five centuries. The summit has now been redesigned with a new look.""First, the foundation of a large campus was laid by widening the top of Pavagadh Hill, then ancillary facilities were erected on the first and second floor of the campus. The original sanctum has been kept intact and the entire temple has been rebuilt. The main temple and the open area have been widened. In the old temple of Mataji where there was a dargah in place of the "Shikhar". The dargah has been relocated in an amicable settlement and a new "Shikhar" has been constructed, on which the flagpole has been restored and the flag will be unfurled there," added the official statement.
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With inputs from ANI