About our wonderful prime minister of India (Narendra damodardas Modi)

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PM Narendra Damodardas Modi

Narendra Modi is the current Prime Minister of India. He represents Varanasi constituency in the Lok Sabha. He is the most prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is considered a master strategist for his party. He has been the Chief Minister of Gujarat for four consecutive terms.

Family and Personal Background of Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi was born to a family of grocers in a town called Vadnagar in Mehsana district of Gujarat. He was born on 17 September, 1950 to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Heeraben Modi. The couple had six children among which Narendra Modi was the third eldest.

Modi completed his studies against all odds. His saga of struggle began when as a teenager, he, along with his brother, used to run a tea stall near a railway station in Ahmedabad. He did his schooling from Vadnagar and obtained a master’s degree in Political Science from Gujarat University. One of his school teachers described him as an average student but a brilliant debater. During his college days, he worked as a ‘pracharak’ (promoter) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He left home at the age of 17 years and travelled across the country for the next two years.

At a later stage, during the 1990s, when Modi served as the official spokesperson of the BJP in New Delhi, he completed a three-month long course in the US on public relations and image management.

One of his brothers, Somabhai, is a retired health officer who now runs an old age home in the city of Ahmedabad. Another of his brothers Prahlad, an activist on behalf of fair-price shop owners, has his own fair-price shop in Ahmedabad. His third brother Pankaj is employed with the Information Department in Gandhinagar.

Political Career of Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi always had the utmost zeal and enthusiasm to serve and help the people in need. As a young boy, Narendra Modi offered his services voluntarily to the soldiers at the railway stations during the Indo-Pak war in 1965. He also served affected people during the 1967 Gujarat floods. Modi started working in the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation’s staff canteen. Eventually from there he became a full-time proponent and campaigner, commonly called a ‘pracharak’, of the RSS. Modi later underwent training at the RSS camp in Nagpur. It is a prerequisite for any RSS member to take up the training course for holding any official position in the Sangh Parivar. Narendra Modi was given charge of the student wing, which is better known as Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). His contribution to the Anti-emergency movement impressed senior political leaders. As a result of this, he was eventually appointed the regional organiser of the newly-formed Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat.

Narendra Modi was an efficient organiser from a very young age. During the Emergency, he arranged for covert circulation of RSS pamphlets and also organised protests against the Emergency rule. During his RSS days, he met the two Jan Sangh leaders, Vasant Gajendragadkar and Nathalal Jaghda, who later founded the state unit of BJP in Gujarat. In 1987, the RSS deputed Narendra Modi to politics by recommending his candidature in the BJP. Modi’s efficiency was recognised and he rose to prominence after managing the Ekta Yatra for Murli Manohar Joshi.

 

  • In 1995, Narendra Modi was appointed as the Secretary of the BJP’s national unit.
  • Narendra Modi was credited for having successfully carried out the responsibility of revamping the party organisation in different states.
  • In 1998, Narendra Modi was promoted as General Secretary and held the position till October 2001.
  • Narendra Modi became the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat for the first time in October 2001 when his predecessor Keshubhai Patel resigned from the post following the defeat of BJP in by-elections.
  • After winning the Gujarat Assembly elections three consecutive times and holding the position of the state’s chief minister, Modi contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections for the first time. He won the elections by a grand margin and became the Prime Minister of India following the win.

 

Schemes Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (for financial inclusion)
  • Swachch Bharat Mission (for clean public places and better sanitation facilities)
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (provision of LPG to families living BPL)
  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (efficiency in irrigation)
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (insurance against crop failure)
  • Pahal (LPG subsidy)
  • Mudra Bank Yojana (banking services for Medium and Small Enterprises)
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (to provide skill training to the young workforce)
  • Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (to strengthen rural infrastructure)
  • Make in India (to boost the manufacturing sector)
  • Garib Kalyan Yojana (address welfare needs of the poor)
  • E-basta (online learning forum)
  • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (financial empowerment of the girl child)
  • Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat (to enhance children’s reading, writing and mathematical skills)
  • DDU-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (vocational training to the rural youth as part of ‘Skill India’ mission)
  • Nayi Manzil Yojana (skills based training to Madrasa students)
  • Stand Up India (support to women and SC/ST entrepreneurs)
  • Atal Pension Scheme (pension scheme for unorganised sector employees)
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (insurance against accident)
  • Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (life insurance)
  • Sagar Mala Project (for developing port infrastructure)
  • Smart Cities Project (building urban infrastructure)
  • Rurban Mission (modern facilities in villages)
  • Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (affordable housing for all)
  • Jan Aushadhi Scheme (provision for affordable medicines)
  • Digital India (for a digitally equipped nation and economy)
  • Digilocker (securing documents online)
  • School Nursery Yojana (afforestation program by and for young citizens)
  • Gold Monetisation Scheme (involve gold stocks lying idle in households in the economy)

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