PM Modi greets nation on Valmiki Jayanti

New Delhi, Oct 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti.

"Greetings on Valmiki Jayanti. A great sage and master litterateur, his rich ideals and works guide generations...," 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.