New Delhi, November 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared the details about his Diwali celebrations with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Prime Minister Modi said, "Dear PM @netanyahu, as promised yesterday, here are some glimpses of how I celebrated Diwali." He further stated, "I went to the magnificent state of Uttarakhand, where I paid a surprise visit to our brave troops in Harsil, followed by prayers at Kedarnath, one of the holiest places in India."
Last night, Netanyahu extended his Diwali greetings to Prime Minister Modi and sought the name of the city where the latter will celebrate the festival. "On behalf of the people of Israel, I would like to wish my dear friend @narendramodi and the people of India a joyous Diwali. May this luminous festival of lights bring you happiness and prosperity. Reply to this tweet with the name of the city where you're celebrating!" Netanyahu had tweeted. PM Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu's Roadshow in Gujarat: Security Beefed up in the State
In his initial response, Prime Minister Modi said, "Bibi, my friend, thank you so much for the Diwali wishes. Every year, I visit our border areas and surprise our troops. This year too, will spend Diwali with our brave troops. Spending time with them is special. I will share photos of the same tomorrow evening. :) @netanyahu". Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with jawans of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at Harsil village in Uttarakhand.
As part of the celebrations, the Prime Minister offered sweets to the jawans and interacted with people from nearby areas who had gathered to greet him on the occasion. Thereafter, Prime Minister Modi offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine and extended his greetings to soldiers posted at the India-China border.