Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on Thursday arrived the Gurez Sector at the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district to celebrate Diwali with the Indian Soldiers, of 15 Corps.
NaMo has done this for the consecutive years since he assumed office.This move is always aimed at boosting the morale of our men at the frontiers, for which NaMo has gained a considerable support among the troopers.
He was accompanied by Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Northern Command chief Lt General Devraj Anbu and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu.
This is the second time that Modi is celebrating Diwali with troops in Kashmir after he became the PM. His first visit was in 2014 to Siachen for celebrating Diwali with soldiers posted at the world’s highest battlefield this move was targeted at the perpetual infiltration bids by the militants in Kashmir.Kashmir had witnessed the worst floods in the last 100 years in 2014, subsequently he offered a relief package to the people of Kashmir to the tune of INR 570 Crores.
In 2016, the Modi had met the jawans of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian Army and Dogra Scouts in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Diwali. He had even launched a campaign named “Sandesh for Soldiers” to send Diwali greetings to those serving on India’s borders and prominent celebrities like film actors Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar as well as several Union Ministers had participated in the campaign.In 2015, the PM had celebrated Diwali with soldiers at the Dograi War Memorial in Khasa in Amritsar.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit the Kedarnath Shrine in Uttarakhand on October 20 where he is expected to inaugurate the temple protection wall which will block 2013-like floods from hitting the shrine.
This move has come at a time when the Opposition has been cracking at his government for playing with the economy, and creating communal flares across the country. This move will do a great deal of repair work for NaMo who is famous for his publicly laudable steps.
We wish all our countrymen and the soldiers a very happy and a safe Diwali.