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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the people of the country must stand with the soldiers to boost their moral and strength.
"We must stand with our forces. When the entire nation stands with our 'jawans' (soldiers), their strength increases 125 crore times," Modi said in his 26th 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address to the nation.
The Prime Minister said that like always this year too he celebrated Diwali with the soldiers.
"This year Diwali was different, the way people of the country sent their messages to the 'jawans' was amazing."
Modi also announced to publish a coffee table book containing the wishes from the masses for the soldiers on the occasion of Diwali.
"With all your support, the work of publishing a coffee table book containing your messages sent for the soldiers on the occasion of Diwali, is going on," he said.
"One of the slodiers wrote to me that this year they did not feel alone while celebrating Diwali at the borders. He said the soldiers celebrate all their festivals be it Holi or Diwali at the borders as all the time they are immersed in protecting the nation," Modi said.
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