Written byShalini Ojha ·
PM Modi turned 68 today.
Among other Opposition leaders who wished him well were, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, J&K former CM Omar Abdullah, and Bihar former Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav.
BJP leaders too showered wishes on the PM, and hoped for his healthy life.
On Twitter, PM Modi told Pranab Mukherjee his wishes were a source of strength for him, thanked Amitabh Bachchan for including pictures of their meetings in the birthday wish and expressed gratitude on Mamata Banerjee's (Didi) tweet.
He thanked BJP leaders Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj too.
He also thanked Saurav Ganguly, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher, and Deepa Malik.
Akshay Ji, your gesture is heartwarming. I thank you for your wishes and for all that you are doing for India! Your work towards furthering social empowerment is wonderful. https://t.co/TQ3QzN3itd— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2018
PM Modi will celebrate his birthday with school kids of Varanasi, his constituency.
According to reports, he will offer prayers to Lord Shiva at Kashi Vishwanath Temple and then watch the short film 'Chalo Jeete Hain' with school kids.
This short film is loosely based on his life.
BJP has planned to cut 68 cakes, each weighing 68 kgs, across states for his birthday.
He is also expected to meet with students of city-based Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith University at the Diesel Locomotive Works campus.
On Tuesday, he will lay the foundation stone for various development projects, the cumulative worth of which is Rs. 500 crore.
"The projects for which the foundation stone will be laid is the Regional Ophthalmology Centre at the BHU," a statement read.
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