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PM Modi spends Diwali at Kedarnath, meets soldiers on India-China border


Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent Diwali morning at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand where he offered prayers at the temple for Lord Shiva. He also extended Diwali greetings to soldiers posted on the India-China border.

In a message to the soldiers, he said their duty was making the country stronger.

Celebrated Diwali with our valorous Army and @ITBP_official personnel at Harsil in Uttarakhand. India is immensely proud of all those who protect our nation, with utmost dedication and courage. We salute them! - Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi also said that the commitment shown by the jawans was helping to spread a feeling of security and fearlessness among the people.

Earlier he greeted the nation with the tweet, "Happy Diwali! May this festival bring happiness, good health and prosperity in everyone's lives. May the power of good and brightness always prevail!"

The Prime Minister also examine the reconstruction work at the Kedarpuri reconstruction project, for which he laid the foundation stone last year.

After becoming the prime minister in 2014, PM Modi had spent his Diwali in Siachen with jawans. In 2015, he had visited the Punjab border on Diwali. In 2016, he spent time with Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel at an outpost in Himachal Pradesh. Last year, he spent his Diwali with Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir.

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