On Friday, the Overseas Friends of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP) in Nigeria celebrated the 71st birthday of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Modi was born on September 17, 1950, in Mumbai, India. He is India’s 14th Prime Minister, having taken office in 2014.
The prime minister belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party and served as Gujarat’s chief minister from 2001 to 2014.
Mr Sanjay Srivastava, the president of an OFBJP support organization, said in a statement released in Lagos that Modi is a leader of the people who represents their dreams.
Modi, according to Srivastava, is a selfless leader who has dedicated his life to ensuring that Indians live happy lives free of tribalism and favoritism.
He challenged other political leaders throughout the world to model themselves after Modi’s leadership qualities.
“Prime Minister Modi is true to our traditions, committed to innovations and he is the leader of the masses, the beat of a billion hearts.
“His focus has been to ensure delivery of promises that were made on education, food, security, infrastructural development, trade and commerce during campaigns.
“He appeals to his cabinet ministers and bureaucrats to complete the projects they inaugurated within their tenure to ensure development in the interest of the common public.
“He is an excellent and positive example for the entire world as a true leader to serve people.
“A very happy birthday to the one man who inspires all to dedicate life for the motherland and for the world as a family,’’ Srivastava stated.
Modi was named one of India’s rare and most powerful leaders, as well as one of the world’s top six most powerful leaders, by Time Magazine.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN