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Narendra Damodardas Modi Quotes

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Narendra Damodardas Modi was born in a family of grocers on 17 September 1950 in Vadnagar, Mehsana district, Bombay State (now Gujarat) to a Gujarati Hindu couple Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi. As a child he helped his father sell tea at railway stations and bus terminus. He was rhetoric in debates in school and was noted for the same. Since the age of 8 he has been attending shakhas of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It is here he met Bharatiya Jana Sangh leaders and his political interest grew. In a customary tradition, he was married to Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, when they were 18 and 17 respectively. Soon he abandoned his bride and his house. The marriage was never consummated and considered void. For 2 years he travelled North and East India and visited many hindu ashrams and was very influenced by Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Mission. He worked for his uncle in his canteen. Modi has a Master of Arts degree in political science.


Political Growth

In 1971, Modi joined a Jana Sangh satyagraha in Delhi led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and this was his first political advance. Same year he was full time in RSS. During the state of emergency (1975-1977), he served as general secretary of the "Gujarat Lok Sangharsh Samiti" which is an RSS committee opposing the Emergency in Gujarat. Till 1985, he was working for RSS in Gujarat and Delhi and then he started working for BJP. Later in 1987, at the BJP's Gujarat he served as organizing secretary. By 1990 he was a well known BJP member. He worked for BJP's National Election Committee, Ram Rath Yatra and Ekta Yatra (Journey for Unity). In 1994, he served as the party secretaryand his electoral strategy got victory to the BJP in the 1995 state assembly elections. Soon he was promoted to be BJP national secretary at Delhi and after the 1998 election victory he was made BJP general secretary.

As Chief Minister

After the government failed to handle the Bhoj earthquake, Modi was chosen to replace the then chief minister and sworn in as Chief Minister on 7 October 2001. He won the 2002 by-election and entered the Gujarat state legislature. Godhra riots happened during his period and his government handled it well. Soon he offered his resignation and called for re-election in December 2002. He won this election with clear majority and swore in for a second term as Chief Minister on 22 December 2002. He made policies to reduce corruption and also supported privatization and small government. He was elected as chief minister for the 3rd time in 2007 and the 4th time in the 2012 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections. After the 2014 general elections, he resigned as chief minister and MLA to become the Prime minister of India.

As Prime Minister

Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014 after the BJP led NDA won a landslide in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister born after India's independence. Again after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Modi started his second term as BJP led NDA won. Modi is the longest serving Non-Congress Prime Minister as of 2021 and the 4th longest serving Prime Minister of India. Modi has brought in many reforms and repealed hundreds of obsolete laws in his tenure which no other PM did. He started many programs/campaigns like Digital India, Ujjwala scheme, Foreign Direct Investment, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Make In India, GST, Swachh Bharat Mission, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Uniform Civil Code, Yoga Day and many more. His demonetization move was a major blow for Black money holders. The way he and his government handled the COVID-19 situations in the country with complete lockdown is appreciated by the world. The vaccination drive in India is most successful compared to the rest of the world. He hosts the Mann Ki Baat monthly radio programme, on All India Radio. He has also conducted a discussion for students and the issues they face in examinations and was called Pariksha Pe Charcha.

Here are some inspirational Quotes by Narendra Modi to motivate the youths of the Nation.

  • I found that the corridors of power in Delhi were littered with lobbies of various kinds. -Narendra Modi
  • I have worked hard since my childhood and worked as a labourer. I put my mind and heart into it. -Narendra Modi
  • People's blessings give you the power to work tirelessly. The only thing required is commitment. -Narendra Modi
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  • I believe that a government has only one religion - India first. A government has only one holy book - our Constitution. A government has only one kind of devotion - towards nation. -Narendra Modi
  • I am confident my Hindutva face will be an asset when dealing with foreign affairs with other nations. -Narendra Modi
  • I believe growth should be constant, sustained and inclusive. It's only meaningful if these three things are there. Otherwise they're just economic figures. -Narendra Modi
  • The world may be driven by the same ancient impulses. We will continue to see human struggles and successes. We will witness human glory and tragedies. -Narendra Modi
  • I have always believed in evolving a consensus before taking any major decision. -Narendra Modi
  • The alliance in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most important developments on the contemporary political scene. -Narendra Modi
  • When you bring in multi-brand retail items into the country, you're not just bringing the products, but you're also harming local manufacturers. -Narendra Modi
  • Nobody is above the law. Imagine if there allegations against Modi and he is the Prime Minister. Should the case not be pursued just because he has become the PM. It should not be so that it should be stopped. I am not above the law. -Narendra Modi
  • The pace at which people are taking to digital technology defies our stereotypes of age, education, language and income. -Narendra Modi
  • If I am judged for my work, many myths about me as an autocrat or otherwise would become clearer. I feel false propaganda will not last, and truth will ultimately prevail. -Narendra Modi
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  • I am most familiar with the Gujarati language. -Narendra Modi
  • If you call yourself a leader, then you have to be decisive. If you're decisive, then you have the chance to be a leader. These are two sides to the same coin. -Narendra Modi
  • E-governance is easy governance, effective governance, and also economic governance. E-governance paves the way for good governance. -Narendra Modi
  • India is a democracy; it is in our DNA. -Narendra Modi
  • I come from a poor family, I have seen poverty. The poor need respect, and it begins with cleanliness. -Narendra Modi
  • I don't carry the burden of the past or the madness of the future. I live in the present. -Narendra Modi
  • Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion. -Narendra Modi

Modi Quotes on Leadership

  • We do not need ACTS but Action. -Narendra Modi
  • Desire +Stability = Resolution, Resolution +Hard work=success -Narendra Modi
  • It is important how we view the youth of our nation. To simply consider them as new age voters will be a big mistake. They are the new age power. -Narendra Modi
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  • Once we decide we have to do something, we can go miles ahead. -Narendra Modi
  • Mind is never a problem. Mindset is. -Narendra Modi
  • We are not here for any positions but for a responsibility. -Narendra Modi
  • A son of a poor man is standing in front of you today. This is the strength of a democracy. -Narendra Modi
  • Hard work never brings fatigue. It brings satisfaction. -Narendra Modi
  • I will make such a wonderful India that all Americans will stand in line to get a visa for India -Narendra Modi
  • Each of has a natural instinct to rise like a flame. Lets nurture that instinct. -Narendra Modi
  • In my life mission is everything.. Even if i was a municipal chairman, I would have worked as hard as a CM. -Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi Quotes on Environment

  • The country makes a united effort to maintain ecological balance in air, water and land, only then we will be able to provide a healthy environment to the younger generations. -Narendra Modi
  • 20 per cent ethanol mixing in petrol has been advanced to 2025 from earlier target of 2030. -Narendra Modi
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  • Economy and ecology can go hand in hand, thrive together - India has chosen this path. -Narendra Modi
  • One Sun, One World, One Grid - be it our vision for International Solar Alliance or the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure initiative - India is moving ahead with a big global vision. -Narendra Modi
  • Use of ethanol extracted from sugarcane for mixing in petrol will benefit farmers. -Narendra Modi

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These quotes - the precious words by honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will definitely enlighten you and inspire you. His thoughts and life coach us on the importance of development and technology for the prosperity of a country and its citizens. Narendra Modi is active all day and is a very hard working person. Even at age of 71, he sleeps only for 5 hours a day and makes sure that he completes maximum tasks in a day. He inspires youth to work without wasting time.

Every citizen should harness their potential to achieve their goals.  Narendra Modi’s approach for India is very progressive. Share these quotes with your friends, family, colleagues and well wishers and motivate them to do the best.