PM Modi, President Kovind, VP Naidu other leaders extend greetings on Ram Navami


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and several other leaders Sunday extended their greetings on the occasion of Ram Navami, which is celebrated as Lord Ram’s birthday.

“Happy Ram Navami to fellow citizens. May everyone get happiness, peace and prosperity with Shri Ram’s blessings. Jai Shri Ram,” Modi tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister will be addressing the 14th foundation day celebration of Umiya Mata Temple at Gathila, Junagadh in Gujarat at 1 pm via video conferencing on Sunday.

President Ram Nath Kovind asked people to take a pledge to contribute to nation-building by “imbibing the ideals of Lord Ram in our lives.” “Happy Ram Navami to all the countrymen. Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram’s life, his conscientiousness and high ideals are the source of guidance and inspiration for the entire humanity,” President Kovind tweeted.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi saying, “The life of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram teaches us to follow the limits and walk on the path of truth and righteousness. May Lord Shri Ram shower his grace and blessings on everyone.”

Tweeting in Telugu, Vice President Venkiah Naidu said, “As a reflection of the Indian family system, the life of Sri Rama shares the spirit of being a patriarch, a ruler of truth, a monogamist and an ideal ruler.”

Other leaders including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, and Piyush Goyal were also among the other political leaders who wished their fellow countrymen on the ocassion. Leader of the opposition in Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav, also extended the Ram Navmi wishes to the people.

Marking the birth of Lord Ram, the festival of Ram Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Navratri on which he was born. The day is particularly significant to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. The day stands for positivity, prosperity, and hope. People dress up Lord Ram idols with all the finery and jewels on this day.