PM Modi Continues Tradition, Celebrates Diwali with Security Personnel in Himachal Pradesh

In a tradition that underscores his deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by the country’s security forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali this year with personnel stationed in Himachal Pradesh’s Lepcha. The annual event, which has become a symbol of solidarity and gratitude, reflects the Prime Minister’s unwavering commitment to acknowledging the dedication and bravery of the men and women in uniform.

Sharing glimpses of his visit on social media, Prime Minister Modi expressed profound admiration for the courage displayed by the security forces. In a heartfelt message, he highlighted the challenges these personnel face, stationed in the toughest terrains, away from their loved ones. The Prime Minister lauded their sacrifice and dedication, emphasising their efforts are instrumental in keeping the nation safe and secure.

Prime Minister Modi, known for spending Diwali with security forces on the frontlines, reiterated his commitment to being with the men in uniform during the festival. Addressing a gathering of soldiers at Lepcha, he stated, “My festival is where you are,” emphasising the importance of sharing the festivities with those safeguarding the nation’s borders.

During his address, Prime Minister Modi drew a parallel between security posts and temples, emphasising their sacred significance. He mentioned that prayers for the soldiers guarding the borders are offered at every Puja across the country, and a diya is lit in every home in their honor. This symbolic gesture reflects the collective gratitude of the nation towards the guardians of its borders.

Since assuming office, Prime Minister Modi has consistently celebrated Diwali with security forces deployed on the borders. His visits are marked by interactions with the men and women in uniform, showcasing a personal connection and appreciation for their commitment. Last year, he was seen cheering on security personnel during a musical event, adding a touch of camaraderie to the occasion.

The Prime Minister’s Diwali celebrations with security personnel have taken him to various border postsover the years. From Siachen Glacier in 2014 to Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir in 2021, each visit signifies his dedication to being with those who serve the nation during the festival of lights. The diverse locations highlight the breadth of India’s borders and the Prime Minister’s commitment to acknowledging the efforts of security forces across regions.