PM Modi Turns 69, Here's A Few Lesser Known Facts About Him

PM Modi Turns 69, Here

PM Modi Turns 69, Here's A Few Lesser Known Facts About Him 

New Delhi: Our 14th and current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Damodardas Modi turns 69. The powerful leader was born on 17 September 1950, who served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. PM Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority, and the second one to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

 On his birthday, have a look at the lesser known facts about the Prime Minister,

1. PM Modi, Aspiring Army Man: Young Narendra Modi dreamt of serving in the Indian Army. He wanted to study in the Sainik school located nearby Jamnagar but couldn’t join because there was no money to pay the fees at home.

2. PM Modi, A Wanderer: When most teenagers think about their career at the age of 17, Narendra Modi decided to leave home for travelling across India. This decision changed the course of his life as during his travel he came across many cultures of India and met different people. During this period he also visited the Himalayas and spent almost two years as a sanyasi with the yogic sadhus. These travels marked a lasting impression on the young Modi.

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3. He Mopped The Floor:  Surprised! But it’s true! When he joined RSS, his first job was to mop the floor at the RSS Headquarters in Ahmedabad.

4. Married Or Not?: The answer to the much-asked question is NO. But yes, Narendra Modi was engaged to a local girl, Jashodaben, while he was still a child.

5. Internet Sensation: Narendra Modi is the third most followed leader on Twitter after former president Barack Obama and US President Donald Trump. PM Modi has 50 million-plus followers on Twitter. Narendra Modi is considered as India’s most techno-savvy leader. He remains active on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Linkedin, Sound Cloud, Weibo and other forums.

6. Artist PM Modi: Narendra Modi possesses a flair for photography and poetry. He writes poetry in his mother tongue, Gujarati. He also got some of his works published in poetry. He also held an exhibition to showcase his photography skills. In his school days, Narendra Modi had a keen desire to participate in plays and dramas. As a teenager, he performed in a fundraising drama.

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