About Narendra Modi

Narendramodi was born on 17th September 1950 in a small town called Vadnagar in Mehsana district, which was in Bombay but now is in Gujarat. He is the present Prime Minister of India and is also one of the best applicable Prime Ministerial candidate for the forthcoming 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Childhood Of Narendra Modi

Since his childhood days, he was confronted with many difficulties and obstacles, but he transformed all the challenges into opportunities by sheer strength of character and courage. This was particularly seen when he joined the college and University for higher education where his path was filled with harsh realities of life and painful toil. But as a true soldier, he has confronted all the bullets in this battle of life.

Humble Beginnings & His Contributions During RSS Tenure

Once he has taken a step forward he never looks back. He refuses to drop out or be defeated. It was this commitment in his life, which enabled him to complete his post graduation in political science. He started working with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a socio-cultural organization with a stern focus on the social and cultural development of India which imbibed in him the spirit of selflessness, social responsibility, dedication, and nationalism.

Shri Narendra Modi in his tenure with the RSS played several important roles on various occasions including the 1974 Navnirman anti-corruption agitation and harrowing 19 months (June 1975 to January 1977) of service, a ‘state of emergency' when the fundamental rights of Indian citizens were strangled.

Modi showing the path of the true spirit of democracy kept alive the fundamentals by guiding covert operations for the entire period and fighting a spiritual battle against the fascist ways of the then central government.

His Career In BJP

In 1987, he joined the BJP and entered mainstream politics. Within just a year, he was elevated to the rank of General Secretary of the Gujarat unit of BJP. By this time he had already acquired a reputation in the party for being a highly efficient organizer. He took the challenging task of making the party cadres with right intent after which the party started gaining political mileage and formed a coalition government at the Centre in April 1990.

Though this partnership short-lived and fell apart within a few months, but the BJP gained hold of Gujarat and came to power with a two-thirds majority on its own in Gujarat in 1995. Since then, the BJP has been director of Gujarat.

Narendra Modi As A Well Known Strategist Of Gujarat Based BJP

Due to his work from 1988 and 1995, Shri Narendra Modi now recognized as a master strategist and had successfully gained the necessary groundwork for making the Gujarat BJP the ruling party of the state.

Shri Modi in this period was entrusted with the responsibility of organizing two massive and crucial national events for the BJP, first was the Somnath to Ayodhya Rath Yatra (a very long march) of Shri L.K. Advani and Kanyakumari to Kashmir in the north (the southern part of India).

These two highly successful events handled by Shri Modi are regarded as the reason for the ascent of the BJP to power in New Delhi in 1998. In 1995, Shri Modi (a rare distinction for a young leader) was appointed the National Secretary of the party and given the charge of five major states in India.

Narendra Modi As CM Of Gujarat

In 1998, he was promoted as the General Secretary (Organization) of BJP, a post he held until October 2001, when he was chosen to lead the state of Gujarat as Chief Minister of Gujarat which is one of the most prosperous and progressive states of India.

At the time of some period, Narendra Modi hands over some of the responsibilities of state-level units having some part of its units and some of the sensitive crucial states of Kashmir and Northeastern states.

He was the only person taking the responsibility against the party in states in meanwhile working at national level. In the party, Narendra Modi is the important person and played the main role on eminence occasions. During this period he traveled extensively throughout the world and interacts with renowned leaders of many countries. These experiences not only helped him develop a global approach but also his passion for serving India in the community of nations.

Narendra Modi As Prime Minister Of India

26 May 2014 marked the historic day for India. It was this day when Narendra Modi took his pledge as the Prime Minister of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He is the first Prime Minister to be born after India’s independence. The first cabinet comprised of 45 ministers and later in November 2014, 21 new ministers were added to the council of ministers. His current cabinet is one of the largest cabinets with strength of 78 ministers.

PM Modi has launched various innovative schemes and initiatives for the welfare of Indian masses since he has assumed office in 2014. Moreover, the government has achieved an unprecedented growth in every sector as a result of these initiatives. These policy initiatives include economic, social, health and sanitation, IT, foreign, defense, and environmental policies. As a result, the governance has now become more open, hassle-free and transparent.

In August 2014, he launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to promote financial inclusion aiming to create bank accounts for 150 million families. Demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes was an anti-corruption move to curb black money. Under Modi government, India made the highest ever jump of 30 points to reach 100th position in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index. The biggest tax reform ‘Goods and Services Tax’ (GST) that India has ever witnessed became effective from 1 July 2017.

The ‘Make in India’ movement was launched in September 2014 to encourage national and foreign companies to manufacture in India. With an aim of making India a global manufacturing hub, this initiative has made India top destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). On 25 June 2015, the program of building 100 Smart Cities was launched. Moreover, “smart villages” program aims to provide Internet access, clean water, sanitation, and low-carbon energy to 2,500 smart villages by 2019.

‘Housing for All by 2022’ was launched by him in June 2015 with an aim to eradicate slums in India by building about 20 million affordable homes for India’s poor population. “New Health Policy” was launched in January 2015 and National Health Mission saw launch of national health programs. ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India) campaign was officially launched on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary 2 October 2014 with an aim of achieving Open-Defecation Free India by his 150th anniversary on 2 October, 2019. The campaign has a mission of building 12 million toilets in rural India. Launched by PM Modi on 1 July 2015, ‘Digital India’ campaign has an objective of ensuring availability of government services through electronic mediums, providing boost to digital literacy, constructing efficient ICT infrastructure for high-speed internet access in rural and urban areas. Around 400 railway stations are being equipped with wi-fi technology. The internet penetration in India has seen a rise from 20% in 2014 to 26% in 2016.

Broadcasted by All India Radio and a few other FM radio stations, ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is a monthly radio programme in which PM Modi has been addressing people of the nation since its start on 3 October 2014. An estimated 90% of the total Indian population is reachable through the medium. 20-minute-long episodes are delivered on day-today happenings and the initiatives led by him.

PM Narendra Modi proposed the idea of ‘International Day of Yoga’ during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2014. So 177 nations at UNGA came together to pass the resolution and 21 June was officially declared as the date since it’s the longest day of the year in Northern Hemisphere and holds great significance. To strengthen the bilateral relations and to attend international summits, he has made several foreign trips to countries including the United States and Asian countries following his neighborhood first and act east policy. He even became the first Indian PM to visit Mongolia. His visit to Japan, France, Germany, Arab countries have proved pathbreaking and unfolded a new era of bilateral relations.

The futuristic missions, schemes, projects and campaigns launched by PM Modi have led to a nationwide movements and have spurred hopes and aspirations of Indian citizens. The major initiatives include Namami Gange, Startup India, Standup India, Sagarmala Project, Setu Bharatam, Skill India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana, and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan among many others.

And for all the revolutionary initiatives and glorious accomplishments, Indian PM Narendra Modi has received many awards and recognitions. Forbes Magazine ranked him in the ‘Most Powerful People In The World’ and among the ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’. TIME magazine named him among ‘100 Most Influential People In The World’. CNN-IBN declared him ‘Indian of the Year’ in 2014.