Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his indefatigability. His trips and travels are often rigorous, leaving little space for rest.
Bengaluru: It might make you wonder when we say Narendra Modi left his home to be in the Himalayas for two years when he was seventeen or so.
So travelling is definitely not new nor is it cumbersome to the Prime Minister.
He has also lived in the mountains and taken up rigorous works and lived like an ascetic. In all his years, the word ‘tirelessness’ has not appeared in his dictionary.
Consider his trip to be in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore in the first week of September during the launch of Chandrayaan-2.
Before he left for Bengaluru on September 6, he arrived from Russia that morning, then he took part in discussions related to national importance during the day and that evening itself, took a flight to Bengaluru!
The story isn’t over yet! On September 7, after consoling ISRO chairman K Sivan as the lander didn’t establish contact with ISRO, he left for Mumbai, inaugurated metro lines. And in the same afternoon, he travelled to Aurangabad to participate in several activities pertaining to self-help groups, with a rural focus.
After his participation, he landed back in Delhi the same evening!
Such hectic sojourns are seriously nothing new for the Prime Minister. The Economic Times quoted that, in 2016, when he was the Prime Minister for the first time, in his trips to countries like Belgium, US and Saudi Arabia, in a span of three days, Narendra Modi spent three nights on Air India One – while in transit from Delhi to Brussels, from Brussels to Washington DC and from there to Riyadh.
He just spent two nights at hotels – one in Washington and one in Riyadh. "It is unprecedented to complete a PM's multination trip involving US in just 97 hours. If the PM had not chosen to sleep on the plane, we would not have been back for at least six days,” a government official had said.
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Last Updated Sep 17, 2019, 1:34 AM IST