In 2014, Modi spent Diwali with the people of Kashmir, as they were getting rehabilitated after the devastating flood. "The jawans, who leave the armed forces after completing their tenure, can become excellent yoga trainers subsequently", the PM said. He has also spent time with forces along the Punjab border and on the Siachen Glacier.
This will be the fourth time after becoming the Prime Minister that Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with the soldiers on the border.
The Prime Minister offered candies and exchanged greetings with the jawans.
"Spending time with our forces gives me new energy", he said, adding that "we exchanged candies and interacted on the occasion". We exchanged candies & interacted. President Trump said he was deeply honoured to be joined by so many administration officials and leaders of the Indian-American community in celebrating Diwali - the festival of lights. The presence of courageous soldiers at the border, on this festive occasion, lights the lamp of hope, and generates new energy among crores of Indians.
Popularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali is also celebrated by Hindus in Nepal, Malaysia, Mauritius and Pakistan.
Speaking about yoga, the PM said he had been told that the jawans present at the gathering regularly practice yoga. PM Modi wrote "Happy Diwali to everyone"!
To accomplish the dream of "New India", this is a golden opportunity for all of us to work together.
The prime minister arrived at the Dawar Brigade headquarters of the Army in the border town of Gurez, some 130 km from Srinagar, in north Kashmir's Bandipore district. "The Army too is a part of it. Greetings to all of you on Diwali", he concluded.