New Delhi, Oct 5, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti.
Modi tweeted on the birth anniversary of Sanskrit poet Maharishi Valmiki:
Greetings on Valmiki Jayanti. A great sage & master litterateur, his rich ideals and works guide generations. वाल्मीकि जयंती पर शुभकामनाएं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 5, 2017
Valmiki is the author of the epic Ramayana. The original texts written by the sage consists of 24,000 shlokas and seven cantos (kandas) including Uttara Kanda.