Narendra Modi turns 71; A look at Indian Prime Minister’s governance initiatives

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 71 on September 17 and on his birthday many from in and around the country extended wishes to him. Modi is into the third year of his second consecutive term as Prime Minister and has become the most powerful head of the nation. At the position of control of political affairs for more than two decades, he has been an integral part of modern Indian history. PM Modi’s journey from a tea shop in a small town of Gujarat to ruling the state and finally becoming the most powerful head and leader of the country is not a small deal. 

Modi Model

Apart from being the most popular leader in the Modi model country, Modi is also shining as the most recognized ruler in the world when the latest polls come out.  He became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and has been leading the country for seven years with strong decisions and popular action.  Modi made his political debut in August 2001, replacing Keshubhai Patel in his native Gujarat.  Modi, who became the Chief Minister at the age of 50 without any previous experience in governance, quickly became popular.  He was able to shower and build the development of Gujarat with dynamic moves and decisions rather than following the traditional ruling culture. He prepared a development agenda for Gujarat and implemented it in all spheres. A “Modi touch! With that, Modi’s reputation spread across Gujarat and across the country.”  With the appointment of P. Modi, the political history of India itself was being rewritten, and the impact of the storm on the 2014 elections brought the BJP to power in a historic way, with the BJP winning 282 seats.  The NDA was able to win control of 20 states, and the BJP alone won 303 seats in the 2019 elections. With this, Modi once again became a talk of the country.

The BJP-led government under PM Modi has taken several welfare initiatives. Ayushman Bharat is the world’s largest healthcare programme which covers over 50 crore Indians. The government has many plans to conduct in the country and some of them have already been started. The government has brought pension schemes for various sections and has a target of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022. ‘Swachh Bharat Mission launched in 2014 was the government’s one of the most attractive initiatives in the country. Campaign for toilets, Mann Ki Bath, Interaction with students, Atmanirbar Bharat, etc are his initiatives as a leader and he worked by understanding the pulse of the nation and instill confidence in its people. Narendra Modi’s call for marking a day as ‘International Day of Yoga’ received an overwhelming response at the UN.PM Modi was born on September 17, 1950, in a small town in Gujarat. He grew up in a poor family and the initial hardships of life seem to have taught him the value of hard work. The Modi government has plans for drinking water for all, roads, broadband connectivity to every village, and education for all. Various initiatives including Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, Fit India, and self-reliant India are aimed at making New India. The fact is that Modi is the first Prime Minister to be born after Independence.