Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit and Bipasha Basu are celebrating Mahashivratri Thursday and wish happiness to everyone.
Here’s what the Bollywood stars tweeted:
Priyanka Chopra: Om Namah Shivaya. May this auspicious day of Mahashivratri give the world some sense of tolerance and love. Why has everyone become so judgemental?
Madhur Bhandarkar: May Lord Shiva shower his blessings on you and your family. May happiness, peace surround you with his eternal love and strength. Om Namah Shivaya.
Sridevi: Wishing all of you a very happy and pious Mahashivratri.
Madhuri Dixit: Happy Mahashivratri!
Bipasha Basu: Om Namah Shivaya. Happy Mahashivaratri to all.
Aanand L. Rai: Har Har Mahadev! Om Namah Shivaya.
Manoj Bajpayee: Wishing all of you a truck full of happiness on Mahashivratri! Har Har Mahadev
Shruti Haasan: Om Namah Shivaya!
Aftab Shivdasani: Heres wishing everyone a very happy and blessed Mahashivratri. Om Namah Shivaya.
Sophie Choudry: Happy Mahashivratri! May we be blessed with positivity and strength to battle all the negativity that comes our way! Har Har Mahadev!
Isha Koppikar: May Lord Shiva shower his benign blessings on you and your family! May happiness and peace surround you with his eternal love and strength!
Tanishaa Mukerji: Happy Mahashivratri! Har Har Mahadev!
Ameesha Patel: Wishing everyone a happy Mahashivratri.
Vishal Malhotra: This Mahashivratri please donate milk to the poor or needy. A very happy and peaceful Mahashivratri tall.
Though Modi did not offer any categorical promise to traders on their charter of demands, he referred to BJP’s pro-trader image to offer them assurance. BJP’s Manifesto Committee head Murli Manohar Joshi, who was also present, will take their legitimate concerns into account, he said.
Lauding the risk-taking ability of traders, which he said is more than that of a soldier, Modi said government must help them spread the influence and reach of India across the globe.
He said Ministry of External Affairs still worked in an old way, focusing on diplomacy and intelligence gathering. “Trade is the biggest tool of spreading your influence across the world… MEA should instead focus on trade and commerce.”
He said there is a need to develop a spirit that whether it is government or traders, farmers or society, we are all working for the country. “If this spirit had developed, then there would not be any bribe-giver, nor bribe-taker. From PM to peon, the whole government needs to undergo overhaul.”
When his party comes to power, a lot of work will be required to “fill the potholes” created by the 60 years of poor governance, he said.