Narendra Modi: Modi joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1971 and became a full-time worker for the organization in 1975. During his early years in the RSS, he helped organize relief camps for people displaced by the Bhuj earthquake in Gujarat
Narendra Modi- Early Life
In Vadnagar, in the district of Mehsana in Gujarat, Narendra Modi was born on September 17, 1950. Narendra Modi’s father’s name is Damodardas Mulchand Modi and his mother’s name is Heeraben. His mother was a teacher at a primary school in Vadnagar.
As a child, Narendra Modi was a naughty boy who loved playing pranks on his friends. He also had an interest in painting and writing poetry.
When he was five years old, he started selling tea at railway stations to make money for his family. He used this money to help his father pay off the debts he had while trying to start a business.
Modi joined RSS at eight because he wanted to learn how to fight against injustice. After graduating from High school, Modi moved to Ahmedabad, where he studied political science at Gujarat University.
Narendra Modi- Education
He completed his schooling at Vadnagar in 1967, where a teacher described him as an average student who had difficulty completing his primary education. In 1971 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the School of Open Learning at the University of Delhi. He completed his master’s degree in political science from Gujarat University in 1973.
Narendra Modi and his Political Career:
Modi had been politically active since 1987 when he began working with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). This organization promoted Hindu nationalism and was founded by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and later led by M.S Golwalkar.
During this time, he also worked as a volunteer for the BJP party and was in touch with several other organizations, including the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
In 1990, Modi became general secretary for the BJP’s Gujarat unit, at age 30 and was elected to parliament in 1998.
He then became a Cabinet Minister under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s administration and continued until 2002, when he resigned after violence erupted among the Hindus.
Narendra Modi-Awards and Recognitions
Narendra Modi has received many awards for his achievements as well as for being a popular Prime Minister:
- Padma Shri Award (2007) by the Government of India.
- Shivaji Award (2010) by the Government of Maharashtra.
- Chinmaya International Award (2008) by Chinmaya Mission International.
Narendra Modi- Personal life
Modi is currently married to Jashodaben Chimanlal Mukherjee, whom he married in 1968 when he was 18. They have no children together, although they have a son named Nishant, born out of wedlock, whose mother is not publicly known.
Modi has always been very secretive about his personal life, but over some time there have been several instances when some details have been revealed to public knowledge.
Narendra Modi’s Favourite pass-time and more:
Narendra Modi’s favourite things are
1) Books: The first book he read was Ramayana when he was ten. Since then, he has read many books, but his favorite author is Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.
2) Movies: Narendra Modi loves watching movies and he says that it has connected him to many people across India, through the cinema halls built during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat between 2001 and 2014.
3) Sports: Narendra Modi loves playing cricket with his friends at his home ground in Vadnagar or on holidays at Gir Forest National Park near Junagadh city, where they used to stay.