PM Modi had spent his fourth Diwali in office with soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir last year. (File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the occasion of Diwali.” The prime minister is visiting Kedarnath today to offer prayers at the Himalayan shrine and review Kedarpur. He is expected to inspect the reconstruction projects underway at Kedarpuri, news agency PTI reported.
Like every year, PM Modi is expected to celebrate the festival with Army jawans.
Meanwhile, the air quality in the national capital, which is already poor, is expected to deteriorate further as the people burst crackers to celebrate the festival. At 6 am, the air quality was recorded at “poor” category”.
Here are the LIVE updates on Diwali celebrations:
Today morning, the air quality was rated “poor”
Delhi’s air quality is expected to deteriorate to ‘severe plus emergency’ category after Diwali on November 8 even if “partial toxic crackers” are burned compared to last year, the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted:
Like every year, the prime minister said he would celebrate Diwali with Army jawans and share pictures of his experience.
Responding to Diwali greetings from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, PM Modi said, “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.”
PM Narendra Modi greeted people early this morning.