Narendra Modi's incredible journey: From a tea seller to the Prime Minister

Updated: Mar 19, 2019, 17:54 IST
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    Narendra Modi was elected as the 14th Prime Minister of India in 2014 after leading the BJP party to a massive win in the Lok Sabha election

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    Narendra Modi was born in Vadnagar, Gujarat on 17 September 1950 to Hiraben Mod and Damodardas Mulchand Modi. As a child, he helped his father sell tea and later set up his own tea stall

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    At the age of eight, he was introduced to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) and ever since he became an active member of the party. Narendra Modi became a full-time RSS worker in 1971 and the party assigned him to the BJP in 1985, where he held numerous positions within the party until 2001. 

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    In early October 2001, when the then chief minister of Gujarat  Keshubhai Patel was forced to resign from his post due to ill health, Narendra Modi was appointed as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Narendra Modi was administered the oath of office on 7 October 2001.

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    In August 2012 Narendra Modi achieved a unique feat when he became the first Indian politician to interact with netizens via live video chat

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    Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 26 May 2014. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won via majority in the Lok Sabha polls and it was the first time a single party had achieved single largest majority since 1984.

     

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    In the 2014 general election, Narendra Modi stood as a candidate for the Lok Sabha in two constituencies - Varanasi and Vadodara and he won in both constituencies

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    Modi has also been declared a fashion-icon for his signature half-sleeved, crisply ironed, kurta as well as for a suit with his name repeatedly embroidered in the pinstripes that he wore during a state visit by Barack Obama, former US President.

     

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    Narendra Modi started a radio programme titled "Mann Ki Baat" on 3 October 2014. He also launched the Digital India programme to ensure that government services are available electronically, boosting manufacturing of electronic goods in the country, building infrastructure to provide high-speed Internet access to rural areas and promoting digital literacy.

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    On 9 November 2016, Narendra Modi's government demonetised banknotes, with the intention of curbing black money, corruption, the use of counterfeit currency, and terrorism.

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    In 2018, Narendra Modi received the 'Champions of the Earth, UN's highest environmental award for policy leadership by pioneering work in championing “new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action” and the International Solar Alliance.

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    He has also conferred the Seoul Peace Prize 2018 in recognition of his dedication to improving raising global economic growth, international cooperation, accelerating the Human Development of the people of India by fostering economic growth through social integration efforts and anti-corruption making him the first Indian to win the award. He received the first Philip Kotler Presidential Award in 2019.

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    In 2016, a wax statue of Narendra Modi was unveiled at Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in London. Gallup International Association (GIA) conducted a poll in In 2017 where Modi ranked third top leader of the world. 

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    Recently, Prime Minister changed his Twitter handle to 'Chowkidar Narendra Modi', other BJP leaders, including Amit Shah also followed the PM to rename their Twitter handles  

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    Narendra Modi was seen flying a kite with President Widodo of Indonesia where they jointly inaugurated a unique kite exhibition in Jakarta, which showcased kites themed on the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

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    Narendra Modi shared this rare picture on Instagram captioning it as, ' I thank Portugal PM Antonio Costa for this gift, the Portugal football team's jersey autographed by Cristiano Ronaldo. Sport is an area that holds great promise as far as India-Portugal ties are concerned.'  

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Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India is a well-known personality across the globe. However, growing up in a humble family, his journey towards becoming one of the most prominent world leaders was challenging. Here are facts that you can not miss about the Prime Minister of India. (All pictures courtesy/ Instagram/ Narendra Modi)

 

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