Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sent out greetings on the beginning of the festival of Navratri. Modi, who is leaving for New York in the evening, is observing a Navratri fast, like millions across the country.
“As the auspicious festival of Navratri begins, I convey my warm greetings to everyone. We bow to Maa Jagdamba and seek her blessings. May Maa Jagdamba enrich our lives with strength, well-being, good health and may she keep inspiring us to serve the poorest of the poor,” he said.
Modi will be on a liquid diet and consume lemonade with some honey and a cup of tea every day while he is touring the US during the fast.