photo courtesy http://pmindia.gov.in/en/personal-life-story/ ?
Have you ever seen the Official Web site of the Prime Minister of India, owned by the Government of India? If not, and if you are interested, click the following link. क्या आप भारत के प्रधान मंत्रि के प्रभुत्व अधिकारिक वॆब सैट् को देखे ? नहीं तो, अभी देखने के लिये, नीचे दिये लिंक क्लिक कीजिये।
మీరు ఎప్పుడైనా ప్రధాన మంత్రి శ్రీ నరేంద్ర మోడీ గారి అధికారిక ప్రభుత్వ వెబ్ సైట్ చూశారా? చూడాలనుకుంటే ఈక్రింది లింకును క్లిక్ చేయండి.
This web page contains the Official narration of the Personal Life Story of Shri Narendra Modi. This Personal Life Story is in Public Domain, and it has implied consent of the Prime Minister.
(Note: Content of the above page may change when the incumbent changes. Let us hope that it will remain there for some years to come).
As there is a possibility of our losing the content of the above web page, I reproduce the story below verbatim in its entirety.
Personal Life StoryHistory was scripted in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan on the evening of 26th May 2014 as Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India after a historic mandate from the people of India. In Narendra Modi, the people of India see a dynamic, decisive and development-oriented leader who has emerged as a ray of hope for the dreams and aspirations of a billion Indians. His focus on development, eye for detail and efforts to bring a qualitative difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor have made Narendra Modi a popular and respected leader across the length and breadth of India.
Narendra Modi’s life has been a journey of courage, compassion and constant hardwork. 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.
Formative YearsNarendra Modi’s inspiring life journey to the Office of Prime Minister began in the by-lanes of Vadnagar, a small town in North Gujarat’s Mehsana district. He was born on the 17th of September 1950; three years after India had gained its Independence. This makes him the first Prime Minister to be born in independent India. Mr. Modi is the third child born to Damodardas Modi and Hiraba Modi. 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.
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. As a child he was also fond of swimming.
Mr. Modi’s thoughts and dreams as a child were quite removed from how most children of his age thought. Perhaps it was the influence of Vadnagar which once used to be a vibrant center of Buddhist learning and spirituality many centuries ago. As a child also he always felt a strong urge to make a difference to society. He was highly influenced by the works of Swami Vivekananda which laid the foundation of his journey towards spiritualism and which inspired him to pursue the mission to fulfill Swamiji’s dream of making India a Jagat Guru.
At the age of 17 he left home to travel across India. For two years he travelled across the expansive landscape of India exploring various cultures. When he returned home he was a changed man with a clear aim of what he wanted to achieve in life. He went to Ahmedabad and joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). RSS is a socio-cultural organisation working towards the social and cultural regeneration of India. It was a tough routine for Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad since 1972 when he became a Pracharak for RSS. His day began at 5 am and went on till late night. Late 1970s also saw a young Narendra Modi join the movement to restore Democracy in India which was reeling under Emergency.
While continuing to shoulder different responsibilities within the Sangh during the 1980s Narendra Modi emerged as an Organizer exemplar with his organizing skills. In 1987 a different chapter began in the life of Mr. Modi when he started work as the General Secretary of the BJP in Gujarat. In his first task Mr. Modi won a victory for the BJP in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elections for the first time ever. He also ensured that the BJP was a close second to the Congress in the 1990 Gujarat Assembly elections. In the 1995 Assembly elections Mr. Modi’s organizational skills ensured the BJP’s vote share increased and the party won 121 seats in the Assembly.
Mr. Modi worked as the National Secretary of BJP from 1995 looking after party’s activities in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. As BJP’s General Secretary Organisation he worked to ensure the BJP won the 1998 Lok Sabha elections. It was in September 2001 that Mr. Modi received a phone call from then Prime Minister Vajpayee which opened a new chapter in his life taking him from the rough and tumble of Organizational Politics to the world of Governance. To read more about Shri Narendra Modi’s personal life story please visit: http://www.narendramodi.in/humble-beginnings-the-early-years/
Years in GovernanceNarendra Modi’s evolution from quintessential Organization Man of the BJP to one of India’s best known leaders recognized for his Good Governance over a span of a decade tells a story of grit, determination and Strong Leadership in the face of grave adversity. Narendra Modi’s transition from the world of Political Organizing to the realm of Administration and Governance neither had the luxury of time nor the benefit of training. Shri Modi had to learn the ropes of Administration while on the job right from Day One. Narendra Modi’s first 100 days in office offer a glimpse of not just how Shri Modi made that personal transition but these 100 days also offer a glimpse of how Shri Modi brought unconventional thinking and out of the box ideas to shake status-quo and reform Governance.
Narendra Modi’s path to creating a Vibrant Gujarat as a shining example of Development and Governance did not come easy. It was a path littered with adversities and challenges. Through the last decade if there is one constant trait of Narendra Modi that has stood out it is his Strong Leadership in the face of grave adversity. Shri Narendra Modi’s approach to governance has always been viewed as being above politics. Shri Modi never let political differences get in the way of pursuing solutions to developmental challenges. As Shri Narendra Modi prepares to assume Office as India’s next Prime Minister, his approach to Administration and Governance stands out for its convergent thinking. The finest manifestation of Shri Modi’s philosophy of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” is his Pancha-Amrut construct for convergent Governance.
His performance is reflected in the many Awards his government received from both National and International media. Shri Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister brings with him a rich and hands-on experience as one of India’s most successful Chief Ministers and one of its finest of Administrators.
I shall provide a Telugu translation in due course. I shall also try to get a Hindi version. In the mean time, ybrao-a-donkey's humble views:
ybrao-a-donkey's humble views वैबीराव गधे के विनम्र राय వైబిరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర అభిప్రాయం .
What I write here, is based on the assumption, presumption that Prime Minister Narendra Modi read what is written about his Personal Life Story on his Official Website. Naturally what is to disclose , and what is to console, might have had his approval.
मेरा विश्वास है कि, प्रधान मंत्रीजी के प्रभुत्व वॆब सैट में रखा हुआ व्यक्तिगत जीवन कहानी को, प्रधान मंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी महोदय पढा होगा, और अपने सह मती दिया होगा।
నేను ఇక్కడ వ్రాస్తున్నది ఒక నా నమ్మకం పై ఆధారపడింది. ప్రధానమంత్రి గారి ప్రభుత్వ అధికారిక వెబ్ సైట్ లో ఉంచబడిన శ్రీ ప్రధానమంత్రిగారి వ్యక్తిగత జీవిత కథను , శ్రీ ప్రధానమంత్రిగారు చదివారు అని, సంఘటనలను ఎంతవరకు బహిరంగ పరచాలని, ఎంతవరకు బహిరంగ పరచకూడదని, ఆలోచించిన తరువాత అధికారిక వెబ్ పేజీలోని విషయాలను , ప్రధాని అనుమతి తోనే, వ్రాశారని నేను భావిస్తున్నాను.
Mr. Modi approved mentioning about his balancing between his studies, and work in the family teastall. He also approved mentioning about his industriousness, affinity for debates, curiosity to read books, spending many hours in local library, his fondness for swimming, his thoughts being out of tune with the thoughts of children of his age, his being influenced by Swami Vivekananda, his journey towards spiritualism, his desire to fulfill Swami Vivekananda's dream of making India a Jagadguru, his two years travels across India, etc. Let us be proud of all these achievements of his.
మన గౌరవనీయ ప్రధాన మంత్రి గారు ఈక్రింది విషయాలను బహిరంగ పరచటానికి అనుమతించినట్లయింది. తన జీవితంలోని ప్రధాన సంఘటనలైన విద్యకు టీస్టాల్ లో పనికి బ్యాలెన్స్ చేయ వలసి రావటం, తాను శ్రమజీవి కావటం, డిబేట్లంటే ఇష్టపడటం, పుస్తకాలను చదవటంపై మంచి ఆసక్తి కలిగి ఉండటం, స్థానిక గ్రంథాలయంలో పలు గంటలు గడపటం, ఈత అంటే ఇష్టపడటం, బాలుడిగా శ్రీ ప్రధానమంత్రి గారి ఆలోచనలు తన వయసు బాలుర ఆలోచనలకు భిన్నంగా ఉండటం, శ్రీ బాల ప్రధాన మంత్రి గారు స్వామి వివేకానంద గారి చేత ప్రభావితులు కావటం, ఆధ్యాత్మికతను అన్వేషిస్తూ ప్రయాణం, భారత్ ను ప్రపంచానికి జగద్గురువును చేయాలనే స్వామీ వివేకానంద గారి ఆకాంక్షను నిజంచేయాలనే దివ్యలక్ష్యం మన ప్రధానమంత్రిగారిని ఉత్తేజితులను చేయటం, పదిహేడు సంవత్సరాల వయసులో భారత్ అంతా రెండేళ్ళు తిరగటం ఇవన్నీ చక్కగా చెప్ప బడ్డాయి. బాలుడిగా, యువకుడిగా శ్రీ ప్రధానమంత్రిగారి ఉత్తేజాన్ని, చైతన్యాన్ని, ఎఛీవ్ మెంట్స్ కు మనం కూడ ప్రభావితం అయ్యి గర్విద్దాం.
While narrating personal life stories of great men, marriage is regarded as an important mile stone. Personal life stories become incomplete when a mention is not made about marriage and children. Hindus (should we say sanAtana dharma?) regard marriage as a very sacred institution.
గొప్ప వ్యక్తుల జీవిత గాథలను చెప్పెటపుడు, వివాహం ఒక ముఖ్య మైలు రాయిగా భావించ పడుతుంది. వివాహం గురించి, పిల్లల గురించి వ్రాయకపోతే, జీవిత కథలు, ఆత్మ కథలు అసంపూర్ణంగా ఉంటాయి. హిందువులు వివాహ వ్యవస్థను ఎంతో పవిత్రమైనదిగా భావిస్తారు.
But why does our Hon. Prime Minister hide about his marriage to Ms. Jashoda Ben, and that he sacrificed his married life to serve this Great country? He need or need not have mentioned (at his discretion) that the too early marriage was a mistake of elders.
కానీ మన గౌరవనీయ ప్రధాన మంత్రిగారు శ్రీమతి జశోదా బెన్ గారితో జరిగిన తన వివాహం గురించి ఎందుకు అధికారిక వెబ్ సైట్ లో ప్రస్తావించకుండా దాచిపెట్టారు ? తాను తన వ్యక్తిగత వివాహిక జీవితాన్ని భారతమాత సేవకోసం తృణ ప్రాయంగా వదిలేసానని కావాలంటే జోడించుకోవచ్చు. పెద్దల తప్పు వల్ల తన వివాహం జరిగిందని కావాలంటే బహిరంగ పరుచుకో వచ్చు, లేదనుకుంటే మాన వచ్చు.
Is it a sin to mention wife's name? क्या पत्नी की नाम लिखना एक घोर पाप है ? పత్ని పేరు ప్రస్తావించటమే ఒక ఘోర పాపమా?
For the sake of her husband, Ms. Jashoda Ben is praying thousand Gods, and visiting sacred spots. Just by mentioning her name on PM's official website, will there be any obstacle to PM's life-dedicated service to Nation? अपने पती के लिये मा जशोदा बॆन, हजार देव देवताओं को प्रार्धना कर रही है। कई पूण्य तीर्ध दर्शन कर चुकी है, कर रही है, करेगी । प्रधान मंत्रीजी के अफिषियल् वॆब सैट पर, सिर्फ हर नाम की प्रस्ताव करने सै, हमारे गौरवनीय प्रधान मंत्रीजी के प्रगाढ देश सेवा निरती को भंग नहीं होगा न ?
తన కొరకు ఆమె వేయి దేవుళ్ళకు ప్రార్ధిస్తున్నది కదా. పుణ్యతీర్ధాలను సందర్శిస్తున్నది కదా. ఆమె పేరును ప్రస్తావించినంత మాత్రానే, ప్రధానమంత్రిగారి దేశ సేవా కార్య క్రమానికి భంగం వాటిల్లదు కదా?
Our Prime Minister, while filing nominations to Gujarat Assembly in previous elections , did not disclose his marital status in his nomination papers (left the column blank as if it was not necessary), though he was married as early as in 1960s or in 1970s.
Our Prime Minister, disclosed his marital status only in 2014 Parliament elections, while contesting from VadOdAra Constituency. Probable reason, a legal compulsion arising out of a Supreme Court ruling that disclosure of marital status, spouse's name, details of his/her properties, is essential.
Now, let us compare our beloved Prime Minister's advice to the Judiciary, in the dinner-he-hosted=cum-Conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Judges held on 5th April in New Delhi VignAn Bhavan. He advised the top Judges of this country to introspect into their judgements.
Today's Telugu song. आज के तॆलुगु सांग. ఈనాటి తెలుగు పాట
Song name: penucIkaTAyE lOkam, celarEgenu nAlO SOkam. 1959 film mAngalya balam. Poet Mahakavi Sri Sri. Music Master vENu.
పెనుచీకటాయే లోకం చెలరేగే నాలో శోకం. ౧౯౫౯ చిత్రం మాంగల్యబలం. రచన మహాకవి శ్రీశ్రీ. సంగీతం మాస్టర్ వేణు. రాగం యమన్ (కల్యాణి రాగం).
పెనుచీకటాయే లోకం చెలరేగే నాలో శోకం
విషమాయే మా ప్రేమ విధియే పగాయే.
చిననాటి పరిణయగాధ ఎదిరించలేనైతినే
ఈనాటి ప్రేమగాధ తలదాల్చలేనైతినే
కలలే నశించిపోయే మనసే కృశించిపోయే
విషమాయ మా ప్రేమా విధియే పగాయె.
మొగమైన చూపలేదే మనసింతలొ మారెనా
నా ప్రాణ సతివని తెలిపే అవకాశమే పోయెనా
తొలినాటి కలతల వలన హృదయాలు బలికావలెనా
విషమాయె మా ప్రేమా, విధియే పగాయె.
Not yet shown face. Alas, heart has changed meanwhile,
Alas, the opportunity of telling that you are my beloved was lost,
Should the hearts become scapegoats for the childhood differences
Our love has become a poison, Fate has become (our) enemy.
World has become pitch dark ||
Hindi version will be added later.
(To continue. सशेष. సశేషం. This blog page may have to be revised if Readers object to, and if I have made mistakes.)