Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a blog post on Saturday, wished his mother on her 100th birthday. In a lengthy post, the Prime Minister reminisced about his childhood, highlighted his mother Heeraba’s sacrifices and wrote about the various aspects of her life that “shaped” his mind, personality, and self-confidence.
“Maa… this isn’t a mere word but it captures a range of emotions. Today, 18th June, is the day my Mother Heeraba enters her 100th year. On this special day, I have penned a few thoughts expressing joy and gratitude,” Modi said on Twitter.
He met his mother in Gujarat to greet her and sought her blessings.
“My mother is as simple as she is extraordinary. Just like all mothers,” he said in his blog post, which is available in several regional languages besides Hindi and English.
Today, I feel extremely happy and fortunate to share that my mother Smt. Heeraba is entering her hundredth year. This is going to be her birth centenary year. If my father had been alive, he too would have celebrated his 100th birthday last week. 2022 is a special year as my mother’s centenary year is starting, and my father would have completed his,” he wrote.
“Earlier, there was no custom of celebrating birthdays in our family. However, children from the younger generations planted 100 trees to remember my father on his birthday,” the PM added.