MNS Chief Raj Thackeray won’t celebrate his birthday amid COVID-19 crisis
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray informed his party workers that he won’t celebrate his birthday on June 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The well-known political leader said the entire atmosphere is gloomy and sombre and in such times, a birthday celebration doesn’t feel right.
“On June 14, being my birthday; we will not be able to meet up the way we did each year. The sole reason being the current turbulent situation. So many people have lost their lives and many more are in anguish and suffering. The entire atmosphere is gloomy and sombre. In such times, a birthday celebration doesn’t feel right. I earnestly instruct and request all my party office bearers to not come by and wish me personally,” Mr Thackeray said.
— Raj Thackeray (@RajThackeray) June 12, 2020
“I expect you’ll stay where you’ll are and continue your efforts in helping others. This would be my best birthday wish and gift from you all. I applaud our efforts in helping those in need and do continue on this path. However, please take good care and adequate precautions to keep yourself and your families safe. Nothing is more valuable to me than your life,” MNS Supremo added.
Thanking MNS party workers or ‘Maharashtra Sainiks’ for their tireless service to society amid the Coronavirus-triggered crisis, Thackeray said party workers risked their lives and spent from their pockets to reach out to those who needed help.
Meanwhile, as of June 14, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 3,20,922, while the death toll has reached 9,195. In the state of Maharashtra alone, the total number of cases has crossed the mark of 1 lakh.
It is to be noted that MNS chief was born on 14 June 1968. He is married to Sharmila Wagh, daughter of the famous Marathi producer-director Mohan Wagh. They have one son by the name Amit Thackeray and one daughter Urvashi Thackeray.
With respect to his political career, he made his own organisation – Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) – in 2006.