New Delhi, Sep 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended birthday greetings to his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh and prayed for his good health.
"Greetings to our former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Ji on his birthday. I pray for Dr Singh’s long life and good health," Modi tweeted.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister congratulated cricket star Virat Kohli and others for being conferred with the National Sports Awards.
"Dear V Kohli, congratulations on being conferred the Khel Ratna. As a batsman and Captain, you have brought immense joy for the nation. Your popularity among young India is also tremendous. Best wishes for your future endeavours," he wrote.
"I congratulate all the athletes and coaches who have been conferred the National Sports Awards. These awards are the result of years of hard work, dedication and excellence on the field. India is phenomenally proud of our sportspersons!," he said.
In another missive, the Prime Minister wrote: "Ms S Mirabai Chanu has been distinguishing herself in many sports tournaments, both in India and across the world. Thanks to her skills and dedication, this talented weightlifter is an inspiration for all sports lovers. Congratulations to her on being conferred the Khel Ratna". President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the National Sports Awards on Tuesday.
Rahul greets Manmohan Singh on his birthday
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday greeted former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his birthday.
'Manmohan Singh Ji's birthday is an opportunity for us to appreciate and remember his many years of selfless service and dedication to the cause of nation building. I wish him a very Happy Birthday and good health and happiness always, ' Mr Gandhi said in a tweet. (UNI)