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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India. He took oath of secrecy to the Prime Minister’s office on May 26, 2014 at a ceremony held at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi. Narendra Modi will lead the NDA coalition and the Government of India.

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Oath Taking Ceremony

President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath to Narendra Modi at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The ceremony was attended by leaders of SAARC nations including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent his best wishes to Narendra Modi and expressed his willingness to take two countries’ strategic partnership to a higher level.

Timeline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office as the Fifteenth Prime Minister of India on 27 May 2014. Before assuming office, Modi offered floral tributes to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi in his office at South Block. Modi held a short briefing with the Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Mishra and senior officers in Prime Minister’s office. May 27, 2014

2015

Modi has said that his government has identified around 1700 obsolete laws and will work towards repealing them. Speaking at valedictory function of sesquicentennial celebrations of Advocates Association of Western India, Modi said Bar assocations can play significant role in drafting good laws with minimum grey areas. Feb 14, 2015

Modi’s three-nation tour

In May 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a three-nation tour. His first-leg of the tour was a three-day visit to China. He would later visit Mongolia and South Korea.

Modi addressed CEOs at the India-China Business Forum in Shanghai. He said both India and China could work together to tackle poverty and achieve growth. As many as 21 agreements were signed between Indian and Chinese firms worth USD 22 billion. One of the agreements was to establish sister city relationship. Chennai has established sister city relationship with Chongqing in China. Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy was present at the time of signing of bilateral agreement. Hyderabad and Aurangabad are the other two cities to have sister city relationships in China. May 16, 2015

Narendra Modi launched Centre for Gandhian and Indian Studies at Fudan University in China. He later addressed the Indian diaspora in China and shares memories of his 2014 election victory. He concluded his visit to China and left to Mongolia. May 16, 2015

First ever Indian PM to visit Mongolia

Narendra Modi made history by becoming the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia. He reached Mongolia in the evening after concluding his three-day visit to China. May 16, 2015

Prime Minister Modi received a ceremonial welcome at the State Palace in Mongolia. He later gifted a Bodhi tree sapling to the Hamba Lama. Modi visited the Janraisag Monastery which houses a 26 metre tall statue of Janraisag Buddha. May 17, 2015

Modi returns to India after six-day tour of China, Mongolia and South Korea. He chaired a meeting of senior Cabinet ministers and deliberated upon new schemes that will be announced on 26 May to commemorate the first anniversary of NDA government. 20 May 2015

Modi’s visit to Central Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit five countries in Central Asia in July. He will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan from July 6 to 13, 2015. Countering spread of Islamic State (IS) and giving an impetus to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline is high on Modi’s agenda.

Participating in the Constitution debate in the Indian parliament, Narendra Modi said that the Government has only one religion - India first and only one holy book, the Constitution. Nov 27, 2015

Climate Change Conference, Paris

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France. He stressed the importance of tackling climate change.

Aerial survey of Chennai
On 3 December 2015, Narendra Modi undertook an aerial survey of the flood ravaged Chennai and its neighbouring areas. He arrived from Delhi on board a special aircraft that landed at the naval air station, INS Rajali, in Arakkonam in Vellore district. He then boarded an IAF helicopter and undertook an aerial survey. After the survey, he landed at INS Adyar naval base in Chennai where Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa received him. The Prime Minister announced an additional Rs. 1,000 crore relief package. He also accepted Jayalalithaa's request to deploy 10 Army columns and 20 NDRF teams to scale up the rescue operations.

2016

Narendra Modi speaks to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson
Narendra Modi spoke to Kanubhai Ramdas Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Kanubhai is the son of Gandhi's third son Ramdas Gandhi. He and his wife has been living at an old-age home in outer Delhi. Reacting to the media reports surfaced in the media about Gandhi's grandson living in an old-age home, Narendra Modi asked Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma to visit Kanubhai. Mahesh Sharma visited Kanubhai at Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram and enquired about his needs and all possible help. On the occasion, Narendra Modi spoke at length on phone with Kanubhai in Gujarathi.


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