New Delhi, Aug 03 (HS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid greetings to India’s timeless nightingale and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and spiritual and humanitarian leader Mata Amritanandamayi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Terming Lata Mangeshkar’s message as emotional, PM said in a tweet, “Lata Didi, this emotional message of yours on this auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan is an inspiration and energy. With the blessings of crores of mothers and sisters, our country will touch new heights and achieve new successes. May you be healthy and live long, this is my prayer to God.”
Mangeshkar’s message has infused him with inspiration and immense energy, PM Modi further said.
Earlier through a video message, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has said that she couldn’t send rakhi to PM Modi because of the Covid-19 crisis. She also lauded the Prime Minister for his tireless work towards the growth and development of the country.
Lata Mangeshkar said, “The countrymen will never forget your work and your words. Lakhs and crores of women of this country have raised their hands towards you today on the occasion of Rakhi but are unable to tie the thread. Today, I want you to promise us that you will take the country to greater heights.”
In her video message, she also shared the glimpses of her interactions with PM Modi on various occasions.
Earlier on the day, PM Modi also acknowledged Rakhi greetings from spiritual and humanitarian leader Mata Amritanandamayi and said that blessings from her and India’s ‘nari shakti’ (woman power) give him strength.
In another tweet, PM Modi said, “Respected @Amritanandamayi Ji, I am most humbled by your special Raksha Bandhan greetings. It is my honour and privilege to work for our great nation. Blessings from you, and from India’s Nari Shakti, give me great strength. They are also vital for India’s growth and progress.”