He came in as a surprise candidate in 2001 to ensure relief, rehabilitation and rebuilding after Gujarat was devastated by a massive quake.

He won the trust of crores of Gujaratis, built a unique connect with them and ushered in Gujarat’s greatest era post-independence. Some parties opposed him because people loved him.

Yet people’s blessings took him to the top post of the country - but he took it as a sacred responsibility, of being India’s Pradhan Sevak.

He fought hard to eliminate corruption and ease people’s lives. He strived to ensure a better life for farmers, poor, underprivileged, youth, women, and the middle class. The people gave him even more love.

Again, opponents tried to throw muck at him, but he ensured the lotus bloomed even bigger.

Despite challenging circumstances nationally and internationally, he put India First and took the nation’s global standing to greater heights.

20 years and still counting, that’s the power of one man backed by a country of a billion.

This is the story of Narendra Modi, told through photos, the man who has laid the foundation of a New India.

20 Years of Governance
As CM Modi

CM Modi's focus on BRTS as a means of public transport made commuting easier for people of various cities in Gujarat

Providing a safe and secure environment for girls to carve their future was one of the top priorities for CM Modi

As the CM, he provided much needed relief to the people of Kutch. Here he is seen with the Malaysian delegation who donated to the Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund

During the annual Krishi Mahotsav in Gujarat

At the new power substation inauguration in Kadi, Gujarat. It then emerged as an industrial hub due to uninterrupted availability of power in the area

Ever since his Gujarat days, CM Modi aimed at building a Sugamya Bharat for Divyangs'

Shri Narendra Modi being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001

CM Modi took on a boat and visited Surat to personally monitor the rescue operations during the floods of 2006

CM Modi during his visit with the  the BSF jawans at the Dharamshala Border Post on the India-Pakistan border in Kutch

CM Modi at a historic procession of giant replica of the Constitution during Samvidhan Gaurav Yatra, 2010


PM Modi at the iconic statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadia, Gujarat

Towards a Sugamya Bharat. PM Modi is seen with a Divyang

Interaction with the Olympians

At a hospital dedicated to children in Varanasi under PM CARES fund

A beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat Yojana from Jharkhand shares her story of resilience with PM Modi, February 2018

At a Akshaya Patra event in Vrindavan, February 2019. He served the three billionth meal that day.

At the Digital India event, San Jose, September 26, 2015

PM Modi is seen interacting with members of SHGs at the National Women Livelihood Meet, 2019

If festivals are an occasion to be with family, PM Modi considers India’s soldiers his family. Here he feeds sweets to a soldier on the occasion of Deepavali

PM Modi makes a gesture of appreciation to a craftsman at the Global Trade show at Vibrant Gujarat Summit on 17 January 2019


20 Iconic Photos

Ekta Yatra, 1992: Modi addresses the crowd as a Karyakarta in the august presence of  Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia, Atal Ji and Advani Ji among others

Sipping ‘chai’ from the saucer, a cultural thing in India.

24th August, 2003: When Modi brought freedom fighter Shri Shyamji Krishna Varma's ashes from Geneva to Mumbai and after a long procession of Viranjali Yatra throughout Gujarat

Caring for all has been Narendra Modi’s norm of living

April 2014: As Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi in his nomination rally in Varanasi.

20th May, 2014: Set to treat the office of PM as a holy responsibility by bowing down on the steps of the Parliament

26th May, 2014: Shri Narendra Modi sworn in as the fourteenth Prime Minister of India at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan

PM Modi presents ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to Shinzo Abe in 2017

 PM of Bhutan seen reading ‘Exam Warriors’ authored by PM Modi

29th December, 2018: Starting the day with a cup of chai at Port Blair.

24th February, 2019: Throughout his career, PM Modi has been guided by the spirit of service. Here he is seen washing the feet of a ‘Karma Yogi’ at the Kumbh.

May 2019: Lord Shiva’s devotee Prime Miniister Narendra Modi meditates at Kedarnath ahead of 2019 Lok saha elections.

25th May, 2019: Paying respects to the Constitution at a NDA Parliamentary meeting.

12th October 2019: Basking in the sun at Mammalapuram beach.

16th October, 2019: PM addressing a rally at Panvel, Maharashtra. Seen on his adjacent is the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

19th February, 2020: Relishing 'litti-chokha' from a stall at Hunar Haat.

21st February, 2020: Ram Temple Trust Chairperson Nritya Gopal Das Meets PM Modi In Delhi

5th August, 2020: PM Modi lying prostrate as he offers prayer to Ram Lalla in Ayodhya.

  The eyes of the world are on one man and his plans for India

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