Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the courage of soldiers on his Mann Ki Baat radio programme. And he thanked the nation for sending them Diwali messages through #Sandesh2Soldiers.
“From last few months, our jawans (soldiers) are sacrificing their lives on the borders, we should celebrate this Diwali in their name,” Modi said on his monthly radio address.
Modi also applauded the soldiers for their undying love and sacrifice for the country and said that this Diwali was dedicated to them.
“Every citizen of the country is proud of our soldiers,” he said.
“People from walks of life sent messages of love and encouragement for our jawans (soldiers), just as they lit candles for their well being,’ he added.
In run up to Diwali, the Prime Minister had urged people to send their good wishes to jawans on Diwali, saying such messages will boost their morale. Modi also said that the #Sandesh2Soldiers hashtag was used by a lot of people and “we were flooded with well wishes and love for jawans from citizens”.
“I also have to thank the citizens of the nation for their support and love for our security forces and jawans (soldiers) protecting us,” he said.
Recognising the works of the Armed forces, Modi said, “Be it BSF (Border Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), Assam Rifles, ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police), Navy, Air Force, our jawans are on duty and guarding us. That is why we are celebrating Diwali joyfully,” the Prime Minister said.
According to PMO, more than 10 lakh messages were sent for the soldiers from across the nation.