NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has found a new way to reach out to the people on the occasion of Diwali. His predecessors have wished people on such occasions through messages in newspapers, but probably no other Prime Minister has sent out a mailer to wish people on a festival.
The Prime Minister on Wednesday sent out a mailer, which had a personalised message.
“May the festival of lights brighten our nation with happiness, good health and prosperity of every citizen…wishing you a very happy & prosperous Diwali,” said the Prime Minister in his mailer.
At the bottom of the mailer are two links, one to send Diwali greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and another to wish others.
The link to wish the Prime Minister opens a webpage which says: “You can share Diwali greetings with the Prime Minister! Let’s share happiness & joy on this auspicious day”.
Many friends are sending Diwali wishes. My thanks to them. Do visit this specially created page http://t.co/wXTAoaspIG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2014
Meanwhile US President Barack Obama to wished Indians in America and around the world on Diwali. “Lighting the lamps, the diya, even in the midst of darkness is a chance to remember that light will ultimately prevail,” he said in the video message.