Kartavya Path: Slum kids to run marathon for Modi birthday celebrations
By Alka Jain
New Delhi, September 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be hosting a special race with participants from slums as part of events beginnings on September 17 to mark the 72nd birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in the national capital.
Around 10,000 children and youth from the slums of the national capital will participate in the race on September 18 at Kartavya Path which has been recently inaugurated by PM Modi. Participants under the age categories of 10-15 years will participate in a 2.5 km race and 16-20 years will participate in 5 km marathon.
Delhi BJP vice president Virendra Sachdeva said that the Modi government always works for the development and welfare of weaker sections of the society.
“We want kids and youth from slum areas to participate in this race because they are deprived of such opportunities. We want to increase the participation of these children in various activities. That’s why we are bringing kids from slum areas to Kartavya Path and make them participate in PM Modi’s birthday celebrations through this race,” added Sachdeva.
He added, “There would be several programmes to commemorate the birthday of Prime Minister, which is being celebrated as Sewa Saptah by the party. It is not the first time we are celebrating PM’s birthday with these people. Every year, we include such people in PM Modi’s birthday celebration. Last year, PM Modi cut his birthday cake with 71 girls from slum areas. We even provided sports equipment to children and youth interested in sports.”
This year, PM Modi’s 72nd birthday will be celebrated for 15 days beginning from September 17 to October 2. This fortnight has been called ‘sewa pakhwada’ during which various programs will be held including thousands of blood donation camps, health check-up camps, etc. Along with this, the party is also making a strategy for the promotion of the book “Modi@20 Sapne Hue Sakaar”.
People can also give greetings and wishes on the NaMo App wither through recorded video messages or upload photos directly on the NaMo app.
A personalized e-card can also be shared with every family member where they can add their message before finally uploading it to be sent to PM Modi.