Personal Details• Born on September 17, 1950• Small district of Gujarat, Vadnagar.• He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and his wife Heeraben.• Education- post graduation in political science.• During the Indo-Pak war in the mid sixties, he volunteered to serve the soldiers in transit at railway stations.• Joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student organisation and was involved in the anti-corruption Nav Nirmāṇ ("Reconstruction") Movement.• Nominated as representative in Bharatiya Janata Party.
Education• KNOWLEDGE COORIDOR- stretch between Gandhinagar and Amdavad.• 5 major universities included.• Nirma University at Ahmedabad, DDU at Nadiad, DAIICT at Gandhinagar, Shyamji Krishna Verma University at Kutch and Ganpat University at Mehsana.• IIT, GANDHINAGAR.• National law university.• Agricultural universities.
EARLY ACTIVISM AND POLITICS• Pracharak in RSS during his University Years.• In partnership with Shankersinh Vaghela, Modi set about creating a strong cadre base in Gujarat.• The party started gaining political mileage and formed a coalition government at the centre in April 1990.• Modi was entrusted with the responsibility of organizing two crucial national events, the Somnath to Ayodhya Rath Yatra.• He was appointed the National Secretary of the Party and given the charge of five states in 1995.• Narendra Modi was chosen by the party to be the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Political Career• Elected as the student leader of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and played a prominent role in various socio- political movements in Gujarat.• Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a socio-cultural organization in social and cultural development of India.• There he imbibed the spirit of nation-before-self and service- to-the-needy.• Entered the mainstream politics by joining the BJP in 1987.• Within a year, he assumed the responsibility of the General Secretary of the Gujarat unit.• BJP in power- 2/3 majority.• Active work in BJP.• Became the CM of Gujarat in OCT,2001.
Developments in Gujarat.• Blueprint for Infrastructure in Gujarat – BIG 2020, envisages a total capital outlay of Rs.3,57,468 crores .• 11 broad sectors such as Power, Water and Irrigation, Ports, Roads, Industrial Parks and SEZs, Urban Infrastructure, Gas, Knowledge Corridors, Railways and Airports, Tourism and Telecom – Infrastructure.• 11 airports, one international airport, an extensive rail network and a robust road network.• Gujarat is blessed with a coastline of over 1600 km, the longest in the country, and is dotted with 41 ports.• More than 98% villages in Gujarat are connected with concrete roads. This excellent rural road connectivity is the best in the country and translates into fast track growth.• Announcement of special auto-port.
Girl child• Kanya Kelavani Nidhi has been created with a long term goal that no girl child in Gujarat remains illiterate.• The drop-out rate is supported by new enrolments through Kanya kelavani Rath Yatra (girl child enrolment drive), a unique initiative in Gujarat. Since 2003, every year in the month of June, the Chief Minister along with the team travels to remote villages to encourage parents to enrol their children in schools.
Views and Opinions• Modi’s postion on terrorism• Criticism of modis governance• Congress ban of TV channel
Awards and Recognition• Gujarat Ratna by Shri Poona Gujarati Bandhu Samaj at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch on celebration of centenary year.• e-Ratna award by the Computer Society of India• Best Chief Minister – In a nationwide survey conducted in 2006 by India Today magazine, Narendra Modi was declared the Best Chief Minister in the country.• Asian Winner of the fDi Personality of the Year Award for 2009 by fDi Magazine.
Learnings from Mr. Modi• Desire + stability = Resolution• Resolution + Hardwork = success• Transforming obstacles into opportunity.• Sheer commitment in whatever he does.• Welfare society.• “Never looking back”• Master strategist.• Long Term Planning & Clear Focus• Risk Taker• Thinker