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New Delhi: Wishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, top BJP leaders on Thursday said India's stature rose on the world stage under his leadership and his life dedicated to the welfare of nation is an inspiration for them.

In a series of tweets, BJP president JP Nadda wished Modi, saying that under his leadership India moved swiftly on the path of progress and raised its stature at the world stage.

Modi's life is dedicated to nation building and he is an inspiration for all party workers, Nadda said.

Echoing similar sentiments, Home Minister Amit Shah hailed Modi as most popular leader of the country and said he connected deprived sections of the society with mainstream of development.

Shah said Modi has dedicated his entire life for the welfare of the country and is laying down a foundation of strong and self-reliant India.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership, firm conviction and decisive action.

"He has been working assiduously towards empowering the poor and marginalised. Praying for his good health and long life," Singh said.

Union Minister Dhramendra Pradhan and BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda also extended greetings on PM Modi's 70th Birthday.

The ruling BJP celebrates Modi's birthday as 'Sewa Diwas' and organises public welfare activities across the country for a week.

President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, saying he has presented an ideal in showing commitment to India's life values and democratic traditions.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji congratulations on your birthday and best wishes. You have presented an ideal in showing commitment to India's life values and democratic traditions. My compliments and prayers that the almighty keeps you healthy and joyous always, and the country keeps getting your valuable services," Kovind tweeted in Hindi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greeted also Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday.

"Wishing PM Narendra Modi ji a happy birthday," Gandhi said in a tweet.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin were among the prominent world leaders who wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday.

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin in her birthday wishes to the Prime Minister, said there is much potential to deepen even further the relations between the two countries.

"We have the opportunity now to turn the good spirits and broad array of deliverables from it into action. To this end, Finland supports concrete cooperation between India and the European Union in many sectors, such as sustainable development, including the circular economy, free trade and human rights," Sanna Marin said in a letter to PM Modi.

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli also greeted his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday and vowed to continue to work closely together towards strengthening bilateral relations.

"Warm greetings to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji on the auspicious occasion of your birthday. I wish you good health and happiness. We will continue working closely together to further strengthen relations between our two countries," Oli tweeted.

World Acclaimed Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand art on Puri beach wishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday.

(With Agency Inputs)

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