Born in a very humble background of a middle class family, he had an inclination for volunteering from a very young age. His formal induction in social service started as a ‘Pracharak’(organizer) of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a socio-cultural organization, dedicated to the service of the nation. After serving in the RSS for about a decade and a half, he entered mainstream politics in 1987...
About NAMOHe is the Chief Minister of Gujarat since October 2001, under his leadership his party has won two Assembly elections with massive majority in 2002 and 2007 and several local body elections at various levels.
His first task as the CM was the challenge of Earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation (post Bhuj earthquake 2001) which he knobed so fabulously that it fetch him international recognition and awards. The way Kutch has developed today, is a remarkable event in the history of Gujarat
He made Gujarat the preferred global destination for investors by providing the requisite infrastructure in form of power, roads, ports etc conducive policies and initiatives like Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit held every two years are the additional points. At the same time, he worked for the all round development of the state and introduced innovations in governance in sectors like water management, agriculture, energy, girl child education, maternal and infant mortality rate, human resource development, setting up evening courts, effective interaction between farmers, scientists and government, grievance redress etc. known as A master strategist, he has now institutionalized many initiatives which are now a part of routine government functioning. The result is : Gujarat today not only leads the nation’s growth with highest GDP but also has the highest agriculture growth and has taken strides of development in various social sectors.
While he has Launched a number of visionary world class projects like the Special Investment Regions, Gujarat International Finance-Tech City (GIFT), Kalpasar Dam, Statue of Unity, Mahatma Mandir etc to name a few, he has also introduced novel ways of grassroots delivery like Garib Kalyan Melas, Apno Taluko Vibrant Taluko, Vanbandhu Kalyan etc
Favorite Quotations"To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
"There's no red tape in Gujarat, only red carpets"
Office: Chief Minister's Office, Government of Gujarat
Party: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
|Awards||If awards, honors and grants are to be taken as accolades, the verdict is clear. The recognition is not just State-wide, it’s National and International. And, it’s the same Modi-Magic that has worked here. He has been rated the Best among 29 Chief Ministers of India, in surveys conducted by reputed professional research agencies, for many years consecutively. His office, has received the coveted UN Public Service Award for its contribution towards improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of public service. It is also the first CM’s office in India to be ISO 2008 certified. His website www.narendramodi.inhas won the eGov award-2010 for Best Social Media Initiative.|
Various initiatives and projects of his government have won about 200 awards including international awards like UN Sasakawa Award, Green Award of World Bank, CAPAM award from Commonwealth organizations, UNPSA award for water and sanitation management and awards in IT and energy sectors- a commendable feat to achieve.