Today in pics: Narendra Modi celebrates birthday

Tue Sep 17 2013, 20:51 hrs
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi greeted by a supporter at an event on his birthday. (IE Photo: Bhupinder Rana)
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi greeted by a supporter at an event on his birthday. (IE Photo: Bhupinder Rana)
BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi at an event with spiritual gurus to mark his birthday.
BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi at an event with spiritual gurus to mark his birthday.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi celebrates his birthday at an event on Tuesday.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi celebrates his birthday at an event on Tuesday.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi meets Muslim leaders on his birthday at an event. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi meets Muslim leaders on his birthday at an event. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sought blessings from his mother on his 64th birthday today and said the good wishes that he has received from common people will not go in vain.  Narendra Modi taking with his mother on his birthday in Gandhinagar. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sought blessings from his mother on his 64th birthday today and said the good wishes that he has received from common people will not go in vain.
Narendra Modi taking with his mother on his birthday in Gandhinagar. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Narendra Modi went to the house of his younger brother Pankaj Modi in Gandhinagar early this morning to seek blessings of his mother Hira Ba (94), who gifted him a book and some money. "I came for my mother's blessings, there is no bigger privilege than that," Modi said.  A banner in Muslim-dominated Jamalpur greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Narendra Modi went to the house of his younger brother Pankaj Modi in Gandhinagar early this morning to seek blessings of his mother Hira Ba (94), who gifted him a book and some money.
"I came for my mother's blessings, there is no bigger privilege than that," Modi said.
A banner in Muslim-dominated Jamalpur greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Sources in Narendra Modi's office said that he received good wishes from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP leader L K Advani and also noted singer Lata Mangeshkar, among others.  BJP party workers participate in maha aarti to celebrate Narendra Modi's birthday, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Sources in Narendra Modi's office said that he received good wishes from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP leader L K Advani and also noted singer Lata Mangeshkar, among others.
BJP party workers participate in maha aarti to celebrate Narendra Modi's birthday, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Narendra Modi also went to the house of former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel to seek his blessings. Patel, who parted ways with BJP and formed his own party, greeted Modi. Narendra Modi visits former CM Keshubhai Patel on his 64th birthday, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Narendra Modi also went to the house of former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel to seek his blessings. Patel, who parted ways with BJP and formed his own party, greeted Modi. Narendra Modi visits former CM Keshubhai Patel on his 64th birthday, in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Later, Narendra Modi went to his office and was engaged in routine work, officials said.  A banner in Muslim-dominated Jamalpur greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Later, Narendra Modi went to his office and was engaged in routine work, officials said.
A banner in Muslim-dominated Jamalpur greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Buoyed by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's naming as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, the party's state unit is set to launch a massive membership  drive on the occasion of his 64th birthday.  A birthday cake weighing 63 kg was made for Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
Buoyed by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's naming as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, the party's state unit is set to launch a massive membership drive on the occasion of his 64th birthday.
A birthday cake weighing 63 kg was made for Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
"We are launching a massive drive to enroll 1 lakh people through each of our cells starting tomorrow, on Modi's birthday," said state BJP spokesperson, I K Jadeja.  A birthday cake weighing 63 kg was made for Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
"We are launching a massive drive to enroll 1 lakh people through each of our cells starting tomorrow, on Modi's birthday," said state BJP spokesperson, I K Jadeja.
A birthday cake weighing 63 kg was made for Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Javed Raja)
President Pranab Mukherjee asked the people to uphold the principles of benevolence, tolerance and compassion to safeguard society from losing moral moorings. President Pranab Mukherjee at Gaudiya Mission's Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum,in Kolkata. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
President Pranab Mukherjee asked the people to uphold the principles of benevolence, tolerance and compassion to safeguard society from losing moral moorings.
President Pranab Mukherjee at Gaudiya Mission's Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum,in Kolkata. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
"If the society at large has to be kept clean, then pursuing decadent traditions will not do. A push has to be given to change it, as was done by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu," he said after laying the foundation stone of a Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum.   President Pranab Mukherjee at Gaudiya Mission's Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum, in Kolkata. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
"If the society at large has to be kept clean, then pursuing decadent traditions will not do. A push has to be given to change it, as was done by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu," he said after laying the foundation stone of a Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum.
President Pranab Mukherjee at Gaudiya Mission's Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum, in Kolkata. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Launch of a toy train, Sayaji Express, was announced by Vadodara Municipal Corporation in Vadodara. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Launch of a toy train, Sayaji Express, was announced by Vadodara Municipal Corporation in Vadodara. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)

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