17th September 1950
Vadnagar, Mahesana, Gujarat
Damodardas Mulchand Modi
Vadnagar higher secondary high school
BA (In political science)
University of Delhi
MA (In political science)
The RSS assigned him to the BJP in 1985
CM of Gujarat
2001 to 2014
PM of India
From 2014 to date
Popular schemes he launched
Make in India, Atal Pension Yojna, Krishi Vikas Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, Standup India Scheme
Popular books written about him
Narendra Modi Ek Rajkiya Jivankatha, #Modi Again, A Journey, The Modi Effect, Premtirth, The Paradoxical Prime Minister
A middle-class Hindu boy whose family business was to sell tea. In 2001, he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat and made a unique impression in people’s hearts that he won the election of Chief Minister four times in a row. And the success of his life did not end there. He also became the prime minister of India in 2014 and he became the longest surviving Prime Minister of India. After reading this inspirational story, only one name comes to mind whom we know by the name Narendra Modi.
We know that the image of Narendra Modi is well known today. His personality and popularity make him the best. He has introduced India at the world level. He has greatly expanded his leadership through attractive speech, devotional work, patriotism, ability and wellness. Today he is the most popular leader in the world. We all should know why he has been the favorite minister to date.
Narendra Damodardas Modi was born in a middle-class Hindu family in Vadnagar, a village in the Mahesana district of Gujarat on 17th September 1950. He was the third of the six sons of Damodardas and Hiraben. His teacher said that he was an average student in study. In childhood, he helped his father to sell tea and he was interested in sport, oration, acting, drama, and being a keen debater.
Modi completed his higher secondary school education in Vadnagar in 1967. He was interested in social work; He joined RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) when he was 8 years old.
Childhood is a time for children to play and learn. But everything was the opposite in Modi’s life. He faced poverty first because his father sold tea at the railway station. Not only that but he had also faced difficulties and determinants. But he took all the difficulties, all the challenges, all the problems positively and made them into opportunities. He also took care of his studies and also helped his father in selling tea. He was a hardworking boy, even though he was weak in studying but he had the courage to do something. And all we know is what he has done. Here are some things related to him.
Modi was fond of swimming and he loved to play with crocodiles. Once he brought a baby crocodile when he was a child. Then he was put back at the behest of his mother. This incident shows his bravery.
Modi was also fond of reading books. He used to spend a lot of time reading.
Modi was very annoying and naughty. Once he had told his childhood story in a show. That he harassed the shehnai players. And how? It is very interesting, he showed them tamarind, and then when water came into his mouth, he could not play the shehnai.
One other story he told is that when he went to the wedding, he put staplers on the clothes of the people who were standing nearby.
Modi was very fond of speech. He often took part in speech and speech competitions.
Along with speech, he was also very interested in drama. He had taken apart many more times in school functions.
Once he was invited for a speech at a function. The program workers asked for his biodata. Then he wrote that I do not know who I am. And even after that, in many programs, he has given the same answer.
Modi was insistent to work on time. Even today, he advises that every work should be completed at the right time.
Modi says whether you are rich or poor don’t worry about it, you should believe in yourself. And he has also proved it. He has faced the problem of poverty in childhood and we all know where he is right now.
Modi was inspired by Swami Vivekananda. He considered Swami Vivekananda as his role model.
Modi completed his higher secondary school education in Vadnagar in 1967.
From the School of Open Learning, he received a degree of Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1978 at the University of Delhi.
After some years, Modi completed an MA (Master of Arts in political science) from Gujarat University.
Modi completed BA with a third class and an MA with a first-class.
The School of Open Learning said that they have no data about Modi’s BA degree.
The media and the opposite party had asked many questions about this.
But Amit Shah kept Modi’s degrees in front of the media and all.
At the age of 13, Modi’s engagement with Jashodaben was fixed by his family. When Modi was 18, he had arranged marriage with Jashodaben and then she was 17 years old.
According to the financial express, they lived some years together but Modi abandoned Jashodaben soon after the marriage. They became strangers to each other.
Modi’s biographers do not believe this. They say, “Both were definitely married but never lived together, after some years of marriage he renounced home and at that time their marriage life was about to end”.
Modi was inspired by Swami Vivekanand. Even today he believes Swami Vivekanand is his role model. Just like them, he liked to work for the nation and society.
Modi left home at a young age, he went to the Himalayan and remained a devotee for some years because he wanted to do spiritual work. Just like Swami Vivekanand, he also became a hermit.
Modi was asked about it many times, why did he abandon her? He replied once, “Unmarried men can fight corruption well because they do not worry about their wife and children”.
Although, Modi had accepted Jashodaben as his wife. They met last time in 1987.
After they parted, Jashodaben lived in her father’s home and completed her further study in Dholka in 1972, she became a teacher and lived his life.
Modi was a very big patriot and wanted to do welfare for society.
In 1932, it was a war between India and China, Modi brought tea and food for the soldiers of the country.
Modi also helped country soldiers in the war between India and Pakistan in 1962 by providing food.
When Modi returned from the north Indian tour, his only goal was to serve the nation and the society.
Modi joined RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh). In 1971, he became a propagator of RSS.
Modi used to wake up early in the morning and worked too late at night.
Modi was a preacher so he went to many places in Gujarat and understood the problems and needs of the people closely.
In 1975, the Prime Minister of the country Indira Gandhi declared a state emergency, and then Modi had to hide. But he continued his work. He kept on serving the people secretly and protested against the wrong policies of the government.
Modi wrote a book in 1978, named ‘Sangharsh ma Gujarat’. In this book, he gave a message to people to take the streets and not let Democracy die. In that book, he described events during an emergency.
Modi also became a divisional campaigner of RSS in 1978.
There was an earthquake in Gujarat in 2001 and Modi also helped people in those harsh conditions.
How He Put Steps Into Politics
- After seeing his best work in the RSS, Modi was appointed to BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). As we all know about the consistency of Modi, he played the best role to strengthen the base of the BJP.
Modi tried his best to improve the BJP campaign in 1987. Modi’s biographers say that BJP won the municipal election easily through his efforts.
In the same year, Modi was elected as the Planning Secretary of Gujarat.
For Lal Krishna Advani’s chariot travel of Lord Ram (Ram Rath Yatra) in the year 1990 Modi helped a lot and he also helped Murali Manohar Joshi’s Solidarity Travel (Ekata Yatra) in 1991-92.
Modi was nominated as a member of the National Election Committee.
Through the public welfare works social and works BJP formed its government with a majority in the assembly.
Due to Modi’s good deeds and hard work, his name kept increasing and he achieved great accomplishments. His hard work paid off and progressively progressed and earned a great name in the hearts of the people.
His Journey To Become The Chief Minister Of Gujarat
- After Shankarsingh Vaghela resigned, Keshubhai Patel became the chief minister of Gujarat. Modi was assigned as the Union Minister of Gujarat in 2001. Because of the falling health of Keshubhai Patel and BJP lost a few seats of the state assembly in elections due to a very bad public image of the earthquake in Bhuj so Modi was appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Modi started his work in the position of CM on 7 October 2001. He also stood in the election of assembly and defeated Asvin Maheta, a member of Congress by a huge margin.
Modi was declared the main candidate for the Lok Sabha election.
After becoming a CM, Modi did his work with full dedication and devotion and went on making his place in the hearts of people.
Modi became the most beloved leader of the people through strong speech, developmental work, effective thinking, and love for the people.
- Seeing Modi’s excellent and honest work, the people of Gujarat made him Chief Minister four times in a row and he became the longest surviving Chief Minister of the state.
How He Played The Role Of The Chief Minister Of Gujarat
- It is very interesting why Modi wanted to make India into the Gujarat Model. Did he make Gujarat a very developed state?
The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of Gujarat was about 10% during Modi’s tenure. It was similar to the other industrialized states.
According to some news and reports during the tenure of Modi, there were many debates surrounding the assessment of Gujarat’s economic development.
Some people said that the growth of Gujarat did not develop much during his tenure. But Modi has maintained a high growth rate.
In 2013, Gujarat was ranked first for economic freedom.
But Gujarat did not have a good record of education, human development, and nutrition at the same time. In 2013, for human development, Gujarat was the 10th rank of 23 Indian states.
Many reports say Modi could not improve agriculture and he also did not pay more attention to education as he should.
There was a small improvement in the rate of mortality and Gujarat was ranked below many Indian states in the matter of quality education.
Modi brought electricity to all the villages of Gujarat and he promoted tourism.
Through Modi’s efforts, many rivers in different states were joined to solve the problem of water.
Modi made Asia’s biggest solar park in Gujarat.
If we want to tell in fewer words, Modi had tried his best to make Gujarat the best in the whole country.
Modi supported a small government in Gujarat. Due to focusing on the quality, not quantity.
Modi was credited for reducing corruption.
Modi constructed many check dams in many villages of Gujarat. Also helped to recharge them and achieved a normal groundwater level by 2001 by his efforts in the state.
Modi was very successful in constructing lakes and then agriculture was growing.
Modi gave the ration to the farmers to meet schedule demands and he changed the electric power distribution system.
Modi founded financial and technological parks in the state.
His Journey To Become The Prime Minister Of India
The post of Prime Minister is the principal post of governance of the Indian Union. In order to achieve it, it is also necessary to be capable of it.
In 2009, it was decided that the election would be fought under the leadership of Lal Krishna Advani. And it was predicted that if he would win the election, he would be the Prime Minister. Under the leadership of Modi BJP won the state assembly with the majority. In 2014, Goa’s BJP working committee had handed over to Modi the responsibility of the post of Lok Sabha election. But L. K. Advani lost the election and they also lost many seats of the assembly. Then Modi was appointed as the candidate for the post of Prime Minister. After this, he started campaigning all over India. Everyone saw such a wonderful election campaign for the first time.
After the election as we expected, he won. On 26 May 2014, Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India and became the first Prime Minister of the country born after the independence of India. He resigned from his Vadodara seat. Then he started his second term after BJP won again in the Lok Sabha election. Modi became the longest-serving Prime Minister and he was again sworn in as Prime of India on 30 May 2019.
How He Is Playing The Role Of The Prime Minister Of India
- When the responsibility is big, man has to work hard too. For this, man has to make all his efforts because the matter is not only about a village or a city but the matter is about the whole country. People did not have any doubts about his ability because he had worked with full dedication and determination.
Modi initiated the Make in India expedition in September 2014 to encourage foreign companies to manufacture products in India.
Modi created a team to investigate black money. On 9 November 2016, the Modi government demonetized the Indian banknotes of 500 and 1000 rupees to prevent corruption and black money. Then a steep decline was observed in the Indian stock indices BSE SENSEX and NIFTY. During his first four years, India’s GDP increased more than in the last few years.
According to a government report, unemployment has increased to a high level in the last 45 years. The credit was given to the demonetization of banknotes and GST (Goods and Services Tax).
After the year 2018, there was an improvement in the country’s GDP and economic growth, which was better than the last years. Then Modi’s government was successful in making a good economy in trading and manufacturing.
Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission on 2 October 2014 to clean India to decrease diseases and maintain the people’s health. Modi also launched NHP (New Health Policy) in 2015.
Modi launched many schemes for good purposes, here are some of them.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: Modi launched this scheme to make girls socially and financially capable through education.
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana: Its purpose was to secure people’s life by ensuring accidental deaths.
Ayushman Bharat Yojana: This scheme provides health insurance to citizens of India.
Pradhan Manti Gram Sadak Yojana: The goal of this scheme was to provide rural India with unrestricted all-weather roads.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: It was initiated to provide affordable houses.
Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana: It is a loan scheme to support small-scale businesses.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: Modi offered affordable services to all households in India.
It’s about Narendra Modi and we may not talk about the Gujarat riots, how can it be? On 27 February 2002, a train with many Hindu pilgrims burned near Godhra in Gujarat. About 50-60 passengers were killed in this incident. Modi declared it a terrorist attack orchestrated by local Muslims. And then VHP (Vishv Hindu Parishad) called for a bandh across Gujarat. Anti-Muslim violence was spread in the whole state. After that riots started in Gujarat.
Many people had considered the Government complicit in the riots. And some people were also blaming Modi explicitly. After some time, the magistrate’s court accepted that there was no proof or evidence against Modi.
Foreign Awards Achieved By Narendra Modi
- Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud
- State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan
- Grand Collar of the State of Palestine Award
- Order of Zayed Award
- Order of St. Andrew Award
- Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Lzzuddin
- King Hamad Order of the Renaissance
- Legion of Merit by the Us Government
- Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award by the Cambridge Energy Research Associates CERA
- Global Goalkeeper
- First-ever Philip Kotler Presidental Award
- Champions of The Earth Award
- Seoul Peace Prize
Foreign Trips By Narendra Modi
- Modi has traveled to more than 50 countries and also made more than 100 trips to boost India’s global image. He made trips intending to make good relations with other countries. Modi has visited many countries like Fiji, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Oman, Iran, Laos, Israel, Mexico, Jordan, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Qatar, Pakistan, etc.