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On Modi’s eighth birthday in office, a look at the PM’s second term so far

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turned 71 Friday, received greetings from several political leaders, President Kovind and Vice-President Naidu among others.

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New Delhi: Greetings from all quarters poured in for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turned 71 Friday.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and various political leaders wished the PM on the occasion.

“Happy birthday and best wishes to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. I wish you good health and long life and continue to serve the nation with your well-known spirit of ‘Aharnisham Sevamahe‘ (day-and-night service),” tweeted President Kovind.

Vice-President Naidu said Modi’s exceptional vision, exemplary leadership and dedicated service have led to an all-around growth of the nation.

A number of opposition leaders also extended greetings to the PM, including NCP chief  Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Tamil Nadu CM M.K. Stalin.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who often targets the PM and the ruling BJP over the central government’s policies, tweeted: “Happy birthday, Modi ji.”

The Centre carried out a special vaccination drive ‘Vaccine Seva’ to mark Modi’s 71st birthday. As part of this drive, over 2 crore vaccine doses were administered, recording India’s highest-ever single day tally.

Below, ThePrint’s National Photo Editor Praveen Jain brings you some of Modi’s top moments from his eight years in office so far.

PM Modi addressed the media after meeting the president on 25 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Narendra Modi addressing the media after being appointed Prime Minister for a second time in a row, on 25 May 2019 following the National Democratic Alliance’s victory in the Lok Sabha election | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Narendra Modi at party’s parliamentary board meeting after being elected as the PM, 25 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi at BJP’s parliamentary board meeting after being elected as the PM a second time on 25 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
BJP president Amit Shah feeds sweets to PM Modi at the meeting on 25 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Then BJP president Amit Shah feeds PM Modi sweets at the party parliamentary meet on 25 May 2019 as party veteran L.K Advani looks on | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi greets veteran leader L.K. Advani at at the meeting on 25 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi (left. back facing camera) greets veteran leader L.K. Advani at the BJP parliamentary meeting on 25 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi greets Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal at the parliamentary meeting | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi greets Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal at the BJP parliamentary meet on 25 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Narendra Modi addressed BJP party workers at the headquarter after winning Lok Sabha elections in 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi addressing BJP workers at the party’s headquarters after the Lok Sabha election in 2019. The BJP-led NDA secured a decisive victory that put Modi in the PM’s chai a second time | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Narendra Modi at BJP headquarter after winning Lok Sabha elections in 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi at the BJP headquarters in 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Narendra Modi greets audience after the swearing-in ceremony | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Narendra Modi greets the audience after his swearing-in ceremony on 30 May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
First time Lok Sabha MP Smriti Irani gives way to BJP leader Harshvardhan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
First time Lok Sabha MP Smriti Irani (extreme left) gives way to BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan (standing) at the oath-taking ceremony in May 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla at the Central Hall of Parliament on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (third from left) and Congress President Sonia Gandhi (fourth from left) at the Central Hall of Parliament on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on 2 October 2019 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary on 30 January 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Narendra Modi at party office after winning the Bihar elections in 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Modi at the BJP office after the NDA won the Bihar election in November 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi walking towards the dais while several cabinet ministers stand on the terrace of the building | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi walking towards the dais while several Cabinet ministers stand on a terrace at the BJP’s headquarters in November 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

With inputs from PTI

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