It’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 66th birthday today, and various politicians and dignitaries from around the globe have already sent their greetings via social media. But our PM seems to care as much about wishes from dignitaries as citizens of this country. With that in mind, the NaMo app on iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps have been updated to let users send birthday wishes to Modi. Each birthday wish is also answered with a personalized thank you message. Here’s how it works. Also Read - RIP Fleets! Twitter officially shuts disappearing tweets featureAlso Read - PM Modi launches e-RUPI digital payment solution: What is it? Is it like Bitcoin? and more questions answered
You need the latest NaMo app on either your Android, iOS or Windows Phone, wherein you can swipe from the right to see a new button called ‘Wish the PM’. Clicking on the button will take you to the next page where you can choose to upload a personal photo with a message or choose from an existing Modi photo from the app’s gallery and add a personal message on it. Once you have sent your message, you will receive a personalized thank you video message from none other than Narendra Modi himself. The following video gives you a quick tour on how to use the NaMo app to send a birthday greeting to the PM. Also Read - How to hide likes on Instagram, Facebook if you don't want social media validation
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2016
Modi kicked off his birthday by visiting his mother in Gujarat, and since morning, the social media savvy leader has been bombarded with greetings on various platforms. He’s received messages from dignitaries like President Pranab Mukherjee, Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani, and Rahul Gandhi, and sportspersons like Saina Nehwal, Virender Sehwag and boxer Vijender Singh. Even the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook joined in to wish Modi on his birthday.
President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) September 17, 2016
Heartiest greetings to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday. I wish him a long life and many years in service of the country.
Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) September 17, 2016
Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) September 17, 2016
Best wishes to the Prime Minister Narendra Modiji on his birthday @narendramodi
Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 17, 2016
@narendramodi Wish u a very Happy Birthday sir
Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) September 17, 2016
Happy Birthday @narendramodi ji
May you keep punching the negativities in the country&help India become a superpower pic.twitter.com/5AzbG7XQu7
Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) September 17, 2016
Happy Birthday @narendramodi ji.
66 not out Mubarak.Please score a century in ur life&also make this India’s century pic.twitter.com/2ZClCqeYWb
Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 16, 2016
A very happy birthday to @narendramodi. Vasudhaiva kutumbakam – the world is one family.
Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 17, 2016
It is heartening to see how despite the busy day, Modi is trying to respond to as many birthday wishes as possible with a thank you in Hindi or English. Since the time of the elections, Modi has effectively used the social media platforms to connect with citizens. He has even urged other politicians to leverage the reach of social media to communicate with citizens across the country. The social media savvy PM is among the third-most followed world leader on Twitter, and is also said to be among the 30 most influential people on the Internet.