Never Losing Cool
September 16, 2016
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Narendra Modi has an impression of being a hard task master and driving his team to the limit of their ability and then motivating them to achieve even beyond. So does Modi ever lose cool when the team fails to deliver? Is  Modi a rude person?

A situation that arose on 31st August 2012 offers an interesting  insight into how Modi approaches such situations. The occasion was the first ever Google Hangout by an Indian political leader. The global interest was so overwhelming that Google servers crashed just at the time of the broadcast and the live broadcast on Youtube could start only after a 45 minute delay. After the broadcast ended, the Google International Team was invited into Modi's office for a courtesy chat. Fearing a verbal lashing, given his reputation for perfection, and also given how  the general perception is about Indian politicians in such situations, the team was pleasantly surprised to meet a smiling  Modi who only engaged them in discussing their future plans and what technological upgrades may be required to avoid repeat of similar situations in future?

This is not just a one off anecdote. This essential nature of Modi - of one who never loses cool in even the most trying of circumstances - is a reputation that is been backed up by all those who have interacted with him. He is never rude in person. If a person or team fails to deliver, he advises them to use the opportunity to learn even from that experience and make detail plans and then implement them from the next time. As long as the attitude to learn is there, Modi will be on your side.

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A heart of gold cures a heart ailment
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Our youth are our pride, the people who will take our nation to newer heights of progress. It is our first and foremost duty to help our youngsters when they face any trouble or ailment.

7-year-old Vaishali from Pune belongs to a lesser-privileged family and was suffering from a hole in her heart for more than two years. Imagine the ordeal she would have had to suffer all these years!

When young Vaishali decided to write a letter to the Prime Minister seeking help for a heart ailment little did she know that the Prime Minister would not only reply to help her but also personally meet her and boost her morale.

Vaishali’s two-page letter was an emotional plea to the Prime Minister of India, to help her as his daughter so that her dream of becoming a police officer comes true.

Taking cognizance of the letter, the Prime Minister asked officials to ensure Vaishali was identified, she get access to proper medical examination and her treatment done free of cost.

Once this happened, Vaishali wrote a very touching letter to the Prime Minister and attached a drawing with the letter, to which the also Prime Minister replied.

Then, when the Prime Minister visited Pune on 25th June 2016, he personally met young Vaishali and her family. Shri Modi said that this meeting will remained etched in his memory.

The anecdote of Vaishali is just one example. Several such letters from people reach the Prime Minister and his office. Every effort is made to address the issue concerned and ensure the citizens of India face no trouble.