Mumbai, September 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved again and again that sheer will and patience, infused with hard work and dedication, pose no obstacle to success. From serving 12 years as Chief Minister of Gujarat to serving two terms as the Prime Minister of India, PM Narendra Modi has come a long way. India is again bracing to witness PM Modi's charisma as he gears up for the Third term in the highest office. Narendra Modi Birthday 2023: Specially-Abled Children Take Out March With 1.25-KM Long Congratulatory Card Ahead of PM Modi’s Birthday on September 17.

Prime Minister Modi is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Born on September 17, 1950, in Gujarat’s Vadnagar to Damodar Das Modi and Heeraben, he went on to become a charismatic leader with the capability to sway the masses. From humble beginnings to his emergence as an influential leader on the global stage, Narendra Modi has seen it all. We at LatestLY bring to you some lesser-known facts about the incumbent Prime Minister of India. PM Narendra Modi Birthday: BJP To Organize ‘Seva Pakhwara’ for 15 Days Across Country on the Occasion of PM Modi’s 73rd Birthday.

Lesser-Known Facts About PM Narendra Modi:

  • PM Narendra Modi, in his childhood, used to assist his father at his tea stall at the local railway station. His political journey began at just eight years old when he joined the RSS as a junior cadet under the guidance of Lakshmanrao Inamdar, who later became his mentor.
  • In his youth, PM Modi briefly aspired to become a sadhu and spent nearly two years in solitude in the Himalayas, immersing himself in meditation and embracing the philosophy of Hindutva.
  • When PM Narendra Modi assumed the role of Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001, he was not a member of the State Legislative Assembly. He contested his first election in February 2002 Gujarat Legislative Assembly By-Election from the Rajkot II constituency.
  • Throughout his nearly 13-year stint as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, PM Modi reportedly never took a day off and maintained a personal staff of no more than three people.
  • Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India after a sweeping victory in the 2014 General Elections. He is the first Indian Prime Minister born after India gained independence in 1947.
  • He is the second Indian Prime Minister after Indira Gandhi to earn a clear majority for a second consecutive term.
  • PM Modi was ranked 15th on Forbes Magazine’s list of most powerful people in 2014.
  • PM Modi boasts an impressive following of nearly 92 million on X, formerly Twitter, cementing his position as one of the most popular global leaders on the platform.
  • PM Narendra Modi has a fondness for writing poems and photography. He expresses himself in his native language, Gujarati, and has authored several books. Additionally, he has a deep passion for photography and has showcased his collection of photographs in an exhibition.
  • Since 2014, PM Modi has received several international awards, including 'The Companion of the Order of Logohu' by Papua New Guinea, the Order of the Dragon King by Bhutan, the Legion of Merit by the US Government, the Grand Cross by France, and most recent Order of Honour by Greece.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be celebrating PM's birthday in different ways. According to The Indian Express, the Gujarat BJP unit plans to commence celebrations on September 17 and conclude them on Gandhi Jayanti. Gujarat BJP president CR Paatil has announced that the party will open bank accounts for 30,000 school girls in Navsari district. Furthermore, the BJP Yuva Morcha will coordinate blood donation camps across all districts in Gujarat.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 17, 2023 06:00 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website