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PM Narendra Modi visits mother Heeraba on her 100th birthday


Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his mother Heeraba at her Gandhinagar residence on Saturday, her 100th birthday. He also took her blessings.

“Today, I feel extremely happy and fortunate to share that my mother Smt. Heeraba Modi is entering her hundredth year. This is going to be her birth centenary year,” he wrote in an emotional blog.

In the blog, he recollected some special moments from his childhood that he spent with his mother.

Recalling hardships his mother faced during her childhood, PM Modi said, “My Mother is as simple as she is extraordinary. Just like all mothers.”

PM Modi highlighted the only two instances when his mother accompanied him publicly. Once, it was at a public function in Ahmedabad when she applied tilak on his forehead after he had returned from Srinagar where he had hoisted the national flag at Lal Chowk completing the Ekta Yatra.

The second instance was when he first took oath as Gujarat’s Chief Minister in 2001.

It was Heeraba who supported him fully when he had decided to leave his home, he shared.


PM addresses programme at Pavagadh Hill

Later in the morning, PM Modi headed to Pavagadh where he addressed a programme.

He pointed out that earlier it was so difficult to climb up the hill to visit the temple of the Goddess that people would hope to be able to do so at least once in their life. However, increasing facilities have made the difficult task simple, he said.

“Pavagadh has spirituality, history, nature and art and culture,” he added.



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