PM Modi: Pradhan Sevak of New India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who enjoys the largest public support in the world, the son of the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, has championed equality and inclusive development. He turns 70 on Thursday. Born on September 17, 1950 to Damodardas Modi and Hiraba, Modi’s early life began in Vadnagar in Gujarat’s Mehsana district, a vibrant centre of spirituality. At 17, when youngsters enjoy the last years of their childhood and contemplate the future, he decided to leave home and travel around the country. Like Swami Vivekananda, he traveled vast tracts of India and experienced different cultures in different parts of the country. It was a time of spiritual awakening for him and also an education into the problems faced by the country’s people. As a swayamsevak of the RSS, he began to be acquainted with the importance of organisation skills and service to the people and nation.
Modi was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on October 7, 2001. His unprecedented record in the state’s development led not only the Bharatiya Janata Party, but the entire country, then reeling from corruption and policy paralysis of the UPA government, to accept his leadership. In May 2014, he led the BJP to victory and became the 15th Prime Minister of the country. The all-round development of the country founded on the credo of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” and “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” earned him a place in the heart of the people, who returned him to office again in ...
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