The Bharatiya Janata Party will celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 72nd birthday on September 17 for a period of 16 days as Seva Pakhwara (service fortnight). According to a letter issued by party general secretary Arun Singh, the two weeks will end October 2 to coincide with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Under the Seva Pakwara, the party will organise exhibitions on Modi at the district level. Along with this, the party will also promote the book “Modi @20 Sapne Hue Sakaar.” Elaborating on the same, BJP national president J.P. Nadda briefed mediapersons in Delhi, Thursday. All party workers and leaders will be involved in the seva pakhwara and will have to upload photos of events on the NaMo app.
The fortnight will see blood donation camps, free check-up camps and distribution of artificial limbs and equipment. The party will also run a year-long programme to make the country tuberculosis (TB) free, under which each party affiliate will adopt a TB patient for a year.
BJP will also run a campaign for the promotion of COVID-19 booster dose. Several tree-plantation drives and cleanliness campaigns will be included in the programmes. Nadda also added the “Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat” creed will be woven into various cultural dos planned during the fortnight.
A special event will also be organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on September 25.
A Central Committee has been constituted for the smooth conduct of Seva Pakhwara in the entire country. The party has assigned charge of the fortnight to national General Secretary Arun Singh, VP Raghubar Das, Secretary Vijaya Rahatkar, Secretary Arvind Menon, national President of Yuva Morcha Tejasvi Surya, national President Kisan Morcha Rajkumar Chahar, BJP minority morcha President Jamal Siddiqui.
Last year, the BJP aimed to make the birthday historic by setting a record for the maximum number of COVID-19 vaccine inoculations on the day. With over 2.50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, India created a world record for the highest number of COVID jabs in a day.