April 30, 2019, The Liberacy:– Narendra Damodar Modi, is the 14th Prime Minister of India and a Four-time Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat, India.
Narendra Modi was born on September 17, 1950, in the City of Vadnagar, Mehsana District, Bombay State (now known as Gujarat). He was born in a Hindu-Gujarati family that belonged to Modh-Ghanchi caste and which is considered as Other Backward Caste (OBC) according to the government.
– Narendra Modi completed his Higher Secondary Education in his Hometown Vadnagar in 1967.
– In 1978, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the School of Open Learning, University of Delhi. He graduated there in third class.
– In 1983, he completed his Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Gujarat University as an external learning student.
– Narendra Modi was third among the six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi.
– As a child, every day he used to help his father selling tea at the Vadnagar Railway station, which gave him the title of Chaiwala during the 2014 General Elections. He remarks those days as the period where he got to learn a lot, he even said, that the fluency in speaking the Hindi language was because he used to interact with various people while selling tea. It is said that, after some period of time, he started selling tea with brother at a Bus Terminus.
– Narendra Modi’s school teachers describe him as an average student was a brilliant debater and a theater lover.
– Narendra Modi started going to the Shakha(local training) of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at his early age of 8 and attended the local shakhas every day and it was then when he met Lakshmanrao Inamdar (Vakil Saheb), who inducted Narendra Modi as a “Balswayamsevak”
– Narendra Modi was declared as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 3rd October 2001, due to the falling health of then CM Keshubhai Patel. He was sworn as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7th October 2001 and entered the Gujarat state Legislature on 24th February 2001by winning a by-election from the Rajkot-II constituency, defeating Ashwin Mehta of Indian National Congress by 14,728 votes and remained the Chief Minister till 2014, winning a total of 4 elections and left the CM office to become the Prime Minister of India.
In his term as CM, he faced many allegations, criticism, and challenges, from the 3-day riots that broke on 27th February 2002, started when a train was burned along with the Hindu pilgrims traveling from Ayodhya to Gujarat in the city of Godhra. 58 Hindu pilgrims were burned to death to the 2001 Gujarat earthquake.
Narendra Modi is well-known for his skills that got Gujarat on a developing track, praised many times by the leaders of the opposition and some from different countries.
– In September 2013, Narendra Modi was named as the candidate for Prime Minister from BJP and its alliance (NDA) to which he took swiftly, winning a total of 282 seats in Loksabha for BJP and a total of 336 seats in the alliance (NDA) to become the 14th Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
– Narendra Modi was awarded the “Best Chief Minister” award in 2007 from the India Today group.
– He appeared on the cover page of the Asian edition of Time Magazine in March 2012. In 2014 he was named as “Indian of the year” by CNN.
– Time Magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2017 added him in the list of “100 Most Influential People”
– In 2015, 2016 and 2018 he was on number 9th of the Most Powerful People in the World, ranked by Forbes. In 2016, he got his statue waxed in the great Madame Tussaud Wax Museum.
– In 2018, United Nations awarded Narendra Modi with the title of “Champions of Earth” which is the highest environmental award for his work toward making the world a better place.
– In the same year of 2018, he received the “Seoul Peace Prize” for his peace works.
– On April 12, 2019, Narendra Modi was awarded the highest state honor of Russia “The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle”