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On new PMO site: Modi is poet, writer, ray of hope...

He has also been hailed as people's leader, administrator on the relaunched site

Sahil Makkar 

It seems prime minister’s office has left no stone unturned to please its boss and newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PMO is generously singing Modi’s praises on its website.

From “People’s leader”, an eponymous mostly used for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee or Indira Gandhi, Modi is referred to as an able administrator, poet, writer and a ray of hope in the lives of a billion Indians.

“He is a ‘people’s leader’, dedicated to improving their well-being. Nothing is more pleasing to Modi than being among ordinary people, sharing their joys and alleviating their sorrows. His powerful, personal ‘connect’ on the ground is complemented by a strong presence online where he is known as India’s most techno-savvy leader, using the web to reach people and bring about change in their lives. He is very active on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other forums,” his profile reads.

“Beyond politics, Narendra Modi enjoys writing and is the author of several books, including poetry,” it adds.

A brief on his personal life defines him as person with focus on development and eye for detail. “His focus on development, eye for detail and efforts to bring a qualitative difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor has made Narendra Modi a popular and respected leader across the length and breadth of India.”

“At a very young age he had decided to devote his life in service of the people. He displayed his skills as a grass root level worker, an organiser and an administrator during his 13 year long stint as the Chief Minister of his home state of Gujarat, where he ushered a paradigm shift towards pro-people and pro-active good governance.”

Modi had joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as bal parcharak (child volunteer) and worked his way up in the organization before being deputed to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Mr. Modi comes from a family of humble origins and modest means. The entire family lived in a small single storey house which was approximately 40 feet by 12 feet,” the PMO website said.

“Narendra Modi’s formative years taught him early tough lessons as he balanced his studies, non-academic life to spare time to work at the family owned Tea Stall as the family struggled to make ends meet. His school friends remember that as a child also he was very industrious and had an affinity for debates and a curiosity to read books. Schoolmates recollect how Mr. Modi used to spend many hours reading in the local Library.”

To read more about Shri Narendra Modi’s personal life story please visit:

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First Published: Mon, May 26 2014. 20:27 IST