Emphasizing that even critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi agree that it is a “phenomenon”, Vice President M. Transformed development initiatives into mass movements.
Vice President Naidu also said that Prime Minister Modi has effectively used what he learned from valuable information to write a development scenario for Gujarat as Chief Minister and raise the same nationally as Chief Minister.
Addressing the crowd after the release of Modi @ 20: Dreams Meeting Delivery, Venkaya Naidu said Prime Minister Modi’s vision, dreams and India’s mission have been shaped by his extensive travels and insightful experiential journey.
“This is the main factor that makes Modi unique in many ways,” he said. “Perhaps no other public figure in contemporary times has had a similar experiential journey as Modi.”
Vice President Naidu said that the first post-independence Prime Minister, Prime Minister Modi, has over the past 20 years achieved a unique place in the history of post-independence India.
“Even his critics and opponents agree that Modi is a phenomenon. He is a phenomenon, whether you like it or not, at the national level and even at the international level as well. We are all receiving reports that someone who had no managerial experience earlier has become prime minister.” He is doing a great job, then he became Prime Minister. In the international arena also, he is being recognized and respected, India is also respected and appreciated,” Vice President Naidu said.
“The book presents various aspects of the distinct thought process, the pioneering and proactive approach and the quintessential transformational leadership style with which Narendrabhai Modi has come so close,” he said.
Venkaya Naidu said the book includes the experiential journey of Prime Minister Modi since he left home at the age of 17 and set out on a mission to learn about himself and his country and set out the mission to eventually transform India.
Venkaya Naidu said Prime Minister Modi was impatient to slow progress and wanted to speed up everything “because after 70 years of independence, there are still problems for the country”.
Vice President Naidu said, “Modi Ji’s vision, dreams and mission in India have been shaped by his extensive travels and insightful experiential journey. This is the key factor that makes Modi unique in many ways.”
The vice president said that despite the demonization, Prime Minister Modi was able to win in opinion polls because of his communication skills while communicating with people and they trusted him.
Born into a working-class family, Narendra Modi is well aware of the struggles of the poor, and India had large numbers of them when he was young, he said.
“Modi’s holistic vision is shaped by his deep understanding of the life, work and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, PR Ambedkar ji, Din Diyal Updhyaya ji and other lights. To turn it into a mass movement, Narendrabhai Modi, as Prime Minister and Prime Minister, said Venkaiah Naidu transforming development initiatives into such mass movements.
Even when the odds are piling against us, it comes instinctively to Prime Minister Modi, Venkaiah Naidu said, adding that temporary failures and occasional surprises do not deter him.
He said the achievements like opening around Rs 45 crore new bank account for financial inclusion, building over Rs 12 crore toilet and over Rs 3 crore to add dignity to life, over Rs 5 crore MUDRA loans to make entrepreneurs unheard and converting over Rs of Rs. Rs 20,000 crore to eligible beneficiaries under 320 schemes under Direct Benefit Transfer, he spoke of PM Modi’s ‘Think Big and Act Big’ approach.
“It is not that some of these things like building houses and toilets were not done earlier. Modi is not doing all the new things. The difference is that he thinks differently and acts differently. What Modi does is that he brings a lot of passion,” Venkaiah Naidu said. Energy for everything he thinks and commits.
He said Prime Minister Modi is the man whose “we will call it” or whose determination is firm and persistent to do whatever is necessary to make the mission a success.
Venkaiah Naidu said Prime Minister Modi is fully aware of the need for “Jan Bhajidari” and makes people’s participation the main operating principle.
The Vice President said directing the nation’s destiny as Chief Minister since 2014 is an extension of Narendra Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
He said Prime Minister Modi has traveled on a larger canvas and a variety of brushes to paint India that his countrymen inspire him to create.
He said, “I do not hesitate to describe Narendra Modi as a scientist who first tests and then expands based on results. Modi serves the nation by adopting evidence-based initiatives and actions, minimizing chances of failure,” he said.
Noting that Prime Minister Modi is a 24X7 politician, Venkaiah Naidu said it is a “politics of hope,” as Amit Shah aptly defined in his article in this post.
‘Modi @ 20’ is an anthology edited and compiled by BlueKraft Digital Foundation, a collection of chapters authored by eminent thinkers and experts in the field, said Rupa Publications, adding that it attempts to definitively and comprehensively explore the fundamental transformation of Gujarat and India over the past 20 years. Because of Modi’s “unique governance model”.
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