Video: Profile — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
February 11, 2018 | 11:08 AM
by Times News Service

Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India on May 26, 2014. He is the 16th Prime Minister of the nation and the first one born in independent India.

A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.

He is the second most followed world leader on Twitter, after US President Donald Trump.

In the last three-and-a-half years, he has launched numerous initiatives to promote the growth and development of India.

Make in India: focuses on entrepreneurship in India, covering 25 economic sectors and encouraging companies to manufacture their products in India.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: a campaign for a ‘Clean India’ by October 2, 2019 with PM Modi’s mantra: people should neither litter, nor let others litter.

NITI Aayog: Sustainable Development Goals, fostering involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: to ensure access to a range of financial services like availability of basic savings bank account, access to need-based credit, remittances facility, insurance and pension.

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