PM Narendra Modi joins soldiers, arrives at Nowshera to celebrate Diwali
PM Modi celebrating diwali always with soldiers since he took the office in 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nowshera, Jammu, on Thursday (November 4) to celebrate Diwali with soldiers in keeping with tradition. The Nowshera sector is located in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, near the Line of Control (LoC).
Since taking office as Prime Minister in 2014, PM Modi has been celebrating Diwali with Indian military. The Prime Minister returned to Delhi on Tuesday following a 5-day trip to Rome and the United Kingdom to attend the COP26 Climate Summit.
The Prime Minister, on the other hand, congratulated everyone "happiness, prosperity, and good fortune" on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
"Greetings to the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. I wish that this festival of lights brings happiness, prosperity and good fortune in your life. Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali," the Prime Minister tweeted.
PM Modi remarked last year, while celebrating Diwali with Indian soldiers in Longewala in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, that the country's Diwali festivities will continue in full swing and be luminous as long as the Indian military were present.
Prime Minister Modi celebrated Diwali with Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans in Harsil, Uttarakhand, in 2018. Following that, he went to the Kedarnath sanctuary to worship.
In the Gurez Valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora District, the Prime Minister celebrated the festival of light with army soldiers and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in 2017.
The Prime Minister visited Himachal Pradesh in 2016 to commemorate the holiday with members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at an outpost. In 2015, he went to the Punjab border to celebrate Diwali with soldiers.
In 2019, the Prime Minister celebrated Diwali with soldiers in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, which is located near the Line of Control (LoC). Soldiers were referred to be his family by him, and he praised them for securing the borders even during festivals. At Pathankot Air Force Station, he exchanged Diwali pleasantries with Indian Air Force (IAF) troops.
Prime Minister Modi spent Diwali 2014 with soldiers in Siachen. Since he was Gujarat's Chief Minister, PM Modi has been paying visits to soldiers on Diwali.
Diwali is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar, and it is said that it was on this day that Lord Rama returned from a 14-year exile in which he fought and defeated the demon king Ravan.
In order to honour the "winning of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance," people decorate their homes, exchange presents, and offer prayers throughout the event.