Narendra Modi the journey to Tea saller to Prime Minister
Narendra Damodardas Modi or called as Narendra Modi.He born on 17 September 1950.Born to a Gujarati family in Vadnagar, Modi helped his father sell tea as a child, and has said he later ran his own stall. He was introduced to the RSS at the age of eight, beginning a long association with the organisation. Modi left home after finishing high-school in part due to an arranged marriage to Jashodaben Chimanlal, which he abandoned, and publicly acknowledged only many decades later. Modi travelled around India for two years and visited a number of religious centres before returning to Gujarat. In 1971 he became a full-time worker for the RSS. During the state of emergency imposed across the country in 1975, Modi was forced to go into hiding. The RSS assigned him to the BJP in 1985, and he held several positions within the party hierarchy until 2001, rising to the rank of general secretary.
He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi.As a child, Modi helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station, and said that he later ran a tea stall with his brother near a bus terminus. Modi completed his higher secondary education in Vadnagar in 1967, where a teacher described him as an average student and a keen debater, with interest in theatre.When eight years old, Modi discovered the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and began attending its local shakhas (training sessions). After the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, he stopped working for his uncle and became a full-time pracharak (campaigner) for the RSS.
- In June 1975, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency in India which lasted until 1977. During this period, known as “The Emergency”, many of her political opponents were jailed and opposition groups were banned.He returned to Gujarat a short while later, and was assigned by the RSS to the BJP in 1985.
- In 1987 Modi helped organise the BJP’s campaign in the Ahmedabad municipal election, which the BJP won comfortably; Modi’s planning has been described as the reason for that result by biographers
- 1986, the RSS decided to place its members in important positions within the BJP; Modi’s work during the Ahmedabad election led to his selection for this role, and Modi was elected organising secretary of the BJP’s Gujarat unit later in 1987.
- 2001, Keshubhai Patel’s health was failing and the BJP lost a few state assembly seats in by-elections. Allegations of abuse of power, corruption and poor administration BJP introduce Modi.
- On 3 October 2001 he replaced Patel as Chief Minister of Gujarat, with the responsibility of preparing the BJP for the December 2002 elections,Modi was sworn in as Chief Minister on 7 October 2001
- In July 2007 Modi completed 2,063 consecutive days as chief minister of Gujarat, making him the longest-serving holder of that post
- He established financial and technology parks in Gujarat and during the 2007 Vibrant Gujarat summit, real-estate investment deals worth ₹6.6 trillion were signed.
- The governments led by Patel and Modi supported NGOs and communities in the creation of groundwater-conservation projects. By December 2008
- The boom in cotton production and its semi-arid land use led to Gujarat’s agricultural sector growing at an average rate of 9.6 percent from 2001 to 2007.
- The Sardar Sarovar project only irrigated 4–6% of the area intended.
- 2001 to 2010 Gujarat recorded an agricultural growth rate of 10.97 percent the highest of any state.
As a Prime Minister
- Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014.
- He became the first Prime Minister born after India’s independence from the British Empire.
- In December 2014 Modi abolished the Planning Commission, replacing it with the National Institution for Transforming India.
- The Modi government launched investigations by the Intelligence Bureau against numerous civil society organizations and foreign non-governmental organizations in the first year of the administration.
- Modi repealed 1,200 obsolete laws in first three years as prime minister; a total of 1,301 such laws had been repealed by previous governments over a span of 64 years.
- He started a monthly radio programme titled “Mann Ki Baat” on 3 October 2014.
- Modi launched Ujjwala scheme to provide free LPG connection to rural households. The scheme led to an increase in LPG consumption by 56% in 2019 as compared to 2014.In 2019, a law was passed to provide 10% reservation to Economically weaker sections.
- The Modi government launched New Health Policy (NHP) in January 2015.
- n 2018 Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, a government health insurance scheme intended to insure 500 million people. 100,000 people had signed up by October 2018.
- On 2 October 2014, Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (“Clean India”)
- He was engaged at age 13 to Jashodaben, marrying her when he was 18.
- They spent little time together and grew apart when Modi began two years of travel, including visits to Hindu ashrams.
- A vegetarian and teetotaler,Modi has a frugal lifestyle and is a workaholic and introvert.
- 31 August 2012 post on Google Hangouts made him the first Indian politician to interact with citizens on a live chat.
Awards and recognition
- Modi was named the Best Chief Minister in a 2007 nationwide survey by India Today.
- In March 2012, he appeared on the cover of the Asian edition of Time Magazine,
- He was awarded Indian of the Year by CNN-IBN news network in 2014.
- In 2014, 2015 and 2017, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
- He was also declared winner of the Time magazine reader’s poll for Person of the Year in 2014 and 2016.
- Forbes Magazine ranked him the 15th-Most-Powerful Person in the World in 2014 and the 9th-Most-Powerful Person in the World in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
- Modi was ranked the 13th-Most-Influential Person in the World by Bloomberg Markets Magazine.
- Modi was ranked fifth on Fortune Magazine‘s first annual list of the “World’s Greatest Leaders” in 2015.
- In 2017, Gallup International Association (GIA) conducted a poll and ranked Modi as third top leader of the world.
- In 2016, a wax statue of Modi was unveiled at Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in London.
- In 2015 he was named one of Time‘s “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” as the second-most-followed politician on Twitter and Facebook.
- In 2018 he was the third most followed head of the state on Twitter, and the most followed world leader on Facebook and Instagram.
- In October 2018, Modi received UN’s highest environmental award, the ‘Champions of the Earth’, for policy leadership by “pioneering work in championing” the International Solar Alliance and “new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action.
- He was conferred the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize in recognition of his dedication to improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating the Human Development of the people of India by fostering economic growth and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts. He is the first Indian to win the award.