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Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

POLITICAL LEADER

arendera Modi D.O.B. : 17th Sept., 1950 w a s b o r n i n Nsmall town of Place of Birth : Vadanagar Vadanagar, . His

father was a street merchant who struggled to support the family. Young Narender and his brother sold tea near a bus terminal to help out.

Though an average student in school, Modi spent hours in the library and was known to be a strong debater. In his early teens, he joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student of wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. (RSS)

During the period 2007 to 2012 he was elected as Chief Minister of Gujarat. His main achievement was that he brought prosperity and development in Gujarat.

In May, 2014 he and his party were victorious taking 282 of 534 seats in the Elections. Narendra Modi. Thus became Prime Minister of .

Modi, a leader of the , was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament from POLITICAL LEADER ARVIND KEJRIWAL

rvind Kejriwal is an Indian D.O.B. : 16th August, 1968 Politician and social Place of Birth : Siwani, India Aactivist. He became the Chief Minister of in February Married to : Sunita Kejriwal 2015 with a majority assembly seats of 67 out of 70.

Kejriwal is a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He was a Civil Servant, working with Indian Revenue Service as a Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department.

The Aam Aadmi Party was initiated/launched by him in 2012. Arvind Kejriwal is an anti corruption activist. He played a major role in the Jan Lokpal movement to bring the Lokpal Bill in the Parliament.

In 2005, he was awarded the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award by IIT Kanpur and Raman Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006.

The biggest achievement of Kejriwal is that he made the country believe that the common man can also bring about a change and fight against corruption. POLITICAL LEADER

s a Leader of the Indian D.O.B. : 2ND October, 1904 National Congress Party, ALal Bahadur Shastri was the Place of Birth : Varanasi, India 2nd from 9th Married to : Lalita Devi June 1964 to 11th January 1966.

Shastri was born in Varanasi at his maternal grandparent's house. He did his higher education in Varanasi and joined non-cooperation movement in 1921 with and was arrested during it. After his release, he joined Kashi Vidya Peeth and studied philosophy. In 1926 he secured the degree of 'Shastri'.

Again in 1930, he joined. Civil Disobedience Movement with Gandhiji and encouraged people not to pay land revenue and taxes to Britishers.

Lal Bahadur Shastri was arrested couple of times during the struggle for independence. He was General Secretary of the Congress Party after India became a Republic.

He also became Minister of External Affair and Minister of Home Affairs Shastriji died on January 11, 1966. In the year 1999, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award was initiated for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management. POLITICAL LEADER JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU

awahar Lal Nehru commonly D.O.B. : 14th Nov., 1889 known among children as J'Chacha Nehru' was the first Place of Birth : , India Prime Minister of independent Married to : India (1947-64).

Jawahar Lal Nehru was the son of , a renowned lawyer.

He got his early education at home and then he went to Trinity College Cambridge and got Honours degree in Natural Science. He attained Barrister Degree from Cambridge, London.

Nehru, returned to India in 1912 and practiced law for few years. He joined in 1919 and because a part of the struggle for Independence of India.

Nehru was the Foreign Minister of India and on 15th August 1947, he became the first Prime Minister of Independent India. After 2 years of his death, in 1964, his daughter became the Prime Minister of India.

Nehru worked very hard to build a strong image of India in front of the entire world. Pandit was honoured with in 1955 by the . POLITICAL LEADER INDIRA GANDHI

ndira Priyadarshini Gandhi D.O.B. : 19th Nov., 1917 was the first female Prime IMinister of India. She was the Place of Birth : Allahabad, India only child of Jawahar Lal Nehru. Spouse : She gained her political knowledge by serving as her father's personal assistant.

Indira Gandhi was an intelligent perbar and attained her educational qualification in Swiss Schools and at Somerville College, Oxford.

She was famous for her leadership qualities. Her biggest achievement was victory against and formation of . She faced a lot of problems such a inflation, drought during her time of leadership. She is till date considered to be the most powerful Prime Minister in Indian history. Unfortunately she was assassinated on 31st October, 1984.

Indira Gandhi was awarded with Bharat Ratna, and Lenin Peace Prize.

She was known as the Iron Lady of India. POLITICAL LEADER

ajiv Ratna Gandhi D.O.B. : 20th August, 1944 commonly known to the Rworld as Rajiv Gandhi was Place of Birth : , India the son of our first Prime Minister Spouse : Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi. He became the Prime Minister of India after the assassination of his mother.

Rajiv's father was member of the Indian National Congress. He did his schooling from Welhams Boys School and Doon School in Dehradun. For attaining engineering degree he went to Trinity College Cambridge in 1962 but returned without it.

Rajiv Gandhi was not interested in politics and started his career as professional pilot with Indian Airlines. But after the death of his elder brother , he was forced to enter politics soon he became an active politician. In 1984, he succeeded his mother and became the Prime Minister of India and served the country. He was assassinated on 21st May 1991 in Sriperumbudur, near . In 1991 he was awarded Bharat Ratna award. POLITICAL LEADER A.P.J. – ABDUL KALAM

.P.J. Abdul Kalam popularly D.O.B. : 15th October, 1931 known as the Missile Man Awas the 11th President of Place of Birth : Rameswaram, India (25 July 2002 – 25th July India 2007). He was from a family which was not financially sound and he used to work even in his childhood along with studying.

He did his graduation from Saint Joseph's College Tiruchirappalli in 1994. He enrolled himself at Madras Institute of Technology to study Aerospace Engineering.

Kalam became chief scientist at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defense Research and Development Organisation. But he was not happy there and he moved to Indian Space Research Organization. There Kalam lead many projects and achieved many milestones.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was awarded with Bharat Ratna in 1997, in 1981, in 1990, Honer Medal in 2009 and many more.

He was one of the most distinguished scientists of the world and received honorary doctorates from many national and international universities.

Abdul Kalam was and will always be a source of inspiration for the world.