Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating his 70th birthday today. He was born on 17 September, 1950 at Vadnagar, Mehsana Gujarat. He is considered one of the most powerful and respected leaders not just in India, but in the world. Born to a family of grocers, PM Modi has proved that hard work can help you to achieve anything you want in life.
His fans are legion today and they intensely follow all his moves and statements. There is hardly anything that people already do not know about him. Chai and charcha- two words that gave Modi huge popularity were also key milestones during the first ten years of his life… While he helped his father sell tea as a child at the Vadnagar railway station, his teachers spotted his skills in oratory..
His first brush with the RSS came when he was 8 years old, when he began attending its local shakhas. After completing his high school, he left home to visit ashrams of Swami Vivekananda and even wanted to join the Ramakrishna Mission order.
The third decade saw Modi take a serious plunge into politics. He became a full-time pracharak for the RSS. He went underground in Gujarat & travelled in disguise to avoid arrest during the Emergency, creating a network of safe houses for people wanted by the Govt…A key milestone was his rise within the RSS, with roles first in Gujarat and then in Delhi.
After this PM modi Begin to play a role in BJP’s election planning in Gujarat. He was elected organising secretary of the BJP’s Gujarat unit in 1987 and was named a member of BJP’s National Election Committee in 1990. After a brief break from politics, he returned to play a crucial role in helping BJP win the 1995 Gujarat elections. Modi tasted political success after he turned 50. He became the Chief Minister of Gujarat 2001 and would go on to become its longest-serving Chief Minister, from 2001 to 2014.
Now he is in his most powerful stage . He comfortably won the 2014 and 2019 General Elections, is currently in his second term as India’s Prime Minister and is one of the world’s most powerful leaders. As Modi enters his 8th decade, he remains a popular leader, despite the challenges wrought by a slowing economy, the Coronavirus pandemic or the border standoff with China. Will he be rewarded with a 3rd term and a $5 trillion economy during his upcoming decade .
Many have called him an ‘inspiration for billions of Indians all across the world. They have also lauded him for his work over the years and wish for more such developments which could take the country’s progress in the right direction.
Here’s wishing Narendra Modi a fulfilling and joyous birthday! May he have a great life ahead.