Kedarnath: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is immensely proud of all those who protect our nation, with utmost dedication and courage.
Modi said this after celebrating Diwali with jawans of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at Harsil village near the India-China border. Personally, he offered sweets to the jawans.
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! pic.twitter.com/siW4Yz2UUd
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 7, 2018
Later, the PM offered prayers at Kedarnath shrine and met the locals and people gathered at the temple to Lord Shiva. Besides, he reviewed the ongoing development works in Kedarpuri.
The PM has made it a routine to celebrate the festival of lights with the security personnel. He celebrated Diwali in Siachen with soldiers in 2014. In the following year, he visited the Punjab border on the festival of lights. In 2016, Prime Minister Modi went to Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the festival with Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel at an outpost.
Last year, Modi celebrated Diwali with jawans at Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir.