Narendra Modi’s incredible journey from tea seller to Prime Minister

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Narendra Modi is the current prime minister of India and the face of India. However, great things just don’t happen they are made to happen by facing struggles and accepting challenges at every step.

Here we bring you inspiring Success story of Shri Narendra Modi from a tea seller to the Prime Minister of India.

Narendra Damodardas Modi son of Damodardas Mulchand and Heeraben Modi was born on 17 September 1950 in Mehsana district of Gujarat. The couple had six children’s and Modi was the third eldest. He belongs to middle class family as he was born to a family of grocers.

His struggle began from his childhood as he used to help his father to sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station and later he ran tea shop with his brother to meet basic necessities of life.

Modi completed his schooling in Vadnagar in 1967, where one of his teachers described him as an average student and he was known for his brilliant debating skills.

Modi’s childhood dream was to serve Indian army but fate had some different milestones set for young Modi.

Although, he completed schooling at the age of 17, he completed his graduation in BA from University of Delhi at the age of 28. He did his Masters in Political Science from Gujarat University at the age of 33.

At very young age Modi got engaged with Jashodaben and he got married at 18. But, couple spent little time together because soon after marriage Modi left his home travelled hindu ashrams across the country for the two years.

Later after returning from the journey of 2 years, Modi started working with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as “Pracharak’ (promoter of RSS).

When Indira Gandhi declared emergency in 1975, number of leaders were arrested and opposition groups were banned including RSS. At that time Narendra Modi was serving as the promoter of RSS and he was forced to go underground in Gujarat to avoid arrest. He was involved in printing pamphlets, organized protests and various activities.

He also wrote a book in Gujarati “Sangharsh Ma Gujarat” (The Struggles of Gujarat) in which he described events during the emergency.

Modi stepped into mainstream politics in 1987 by joining BJP and he was appointed as organising secretary of the party’s Gujarat unit in 1988.

In 1995, he was elected as the National Secretary of BJP.

In 1998, he was promoted as the General Secretary and served till 2001.

His biggest challenge started when he became chief minister of Gujarat in 2001, the post which was vacant after resignation of his predecessor Keshubhai Patel following the defeat of BJP in by-elections.

Modi performed excellent as the CM of Gujarat, from reconstruction of areas which was affected by massive earth quake to transformation several sectors of Gujarat including education, agriculture, infrastructure and many more. Despite of receiving much criticism because of 2002 Gujarat riots, he continued his splendid performance. He consecutively won three times the Gujarat Assembly elections and served as chief minister of Gujarat.

In 2014, India got new Prime Minister as Narendra Modi, He won the elections by grand margin. Since taking as the charge of Prime Minister, he has taken bold steps including Demonetisation, encouraged FDI, Digital India initiative and much more.

Fighting against all odds Narendra Modi continued his legacy of spectacular performance throughout his journey till now.

 

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