Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on September 17, 1950 in Vadnagar, a small village in Mehsana district of Gujarat. He was third of the six children of Damodardas and Hiraba Modi. His father was a tea stall owner and quite often Narendra would accompany his father to work. However, at 17, he made the exceptional decision of leaving home and travelling the country. His family was shocked by the decision, but let him go. He travelled to the Himalayas, to West Bengal and even the north-east.


Marriage of Narendre Modi


Modi was married young but the marriage remained unconsummated. He kept the wedding a secret as he imbibed the spirit of selflessness, social responsibility, dedication and nationalism. In 1972, Modi became an RSS pracharak, dedicating his entire life to the organisation and service. He worked hard, waking up at 5 a.m. and accomplishing difficult tasks late into the night. In 1973, he also got the opportunity to meet senior Jan Sangh members.


He became the general secretary of the Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti

Modi was at the core of the anti-emergency movement. He became the general secretary of the Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti and his primary role was to coordinate between activists in the state. It is said that to avoid arrests and the Indira government’s ire, Modi began disguising himself-dressed as a Sikh one day, an elderly man another day.

After Emergency, the Indira Gandhi government was routed in the polls and the new Janata Party government ascended to power. At the same time, Modi was promoted to sambhaag pracharak, the equivalent of a regional organiser, and soon, he began travelling far and wide, spreading the RSS word.

Even as he embraced politics, Narendra Modi graduated in political science from Delhi University and went on to do his Masters from Gujarat University. Modi won the admiration of seniors for his hard work and efficiency. In 1987-88, he was deputed to the BJP’s Gujarat unit as organizing secretary, marking his formal launch in mainstream politics.

Recognised as a master strategist, Narendra Modi was trusted with the municipal elections in Ahmedabad. Taking on the challenge headon, Modi began touring the entire state, campaigning and spreading the BJP’s word and worked tirelessly to ensure a victory. His result bore fruit when the party won the elections.


Narendra Modi The General Secretary of the Party


It was in the late 1990s when Modi started to emerge as a key player when he became the general secretary of the party in Delhi. It was then that he was handed over the responsibility of carrying out national yatras. He was tasked with ensuring that L K Advani’s Somnath to Ayodhya yatra went off without any hitch. The task was not easy, but Modi carried it off to perfection.


Modi the Chief Minister of Gujrat

In 2001, Modi received his huge break as chief minister of Gujarat. Successful with his development model, he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat for four successive terms. Finally, he received a huge majority in Lok Sabha elections and sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India on May 26, 2014.


Narendra Modi 15th Prime Minister of India 

After becoming the Prime Minister, Modi has embarked on his journey for the all-round development of India. He has rebuilt friendly relations with almost all the countries of the world. He has started many ambitious programmes for the development of India, such as, Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana, Shramev Jayate, Make in India, Digital India and Swachch Bharat Mission. Demonetisation of 500 and 1000 notes is his master stroke to curb the black money and corruption in India.

Narendra Modi is a strict vegetarian and religious person. He works the whole day and sleeps only for four hours in a day. Since he became the Prime Minister he has not taken even one day off from his office. Truly he is a new ray of hope for India.


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