Bengaluru: It’s a matter of great pride as Prime Minister Narendra Modi becomes one of the longest serving leaders in the world. 

Today (October 7) he enters the twentieth year of his public life without any break. 

Surely, that makes us emphatically declare that Modi is indeed an epitome and exemplar of Indefatigability! 

It all began on this day in 2001 when Modi took oath as the chief minister of Gujarat. He held that post successively till May 22, 2014 when he had to relinquish it for ascending to the throne of Prime Ministership. He was sworn in as the PM on May 26, 2014 and holds the position till date with his characteristic aplomb. 

The journey of Modi from the grassroots to the highest echelons of power is a living commentary and testimony to how hard work and dedication can take you places.
From a karyakarta in the Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh in his younger days to the chief minister of Gujarat for 3 terms to the Prime Minister of India for a second successive term, Modi has indeed seen it all. 

Of the two terms as the PM of the country, many view his second stint, still in vogue, as more productive. 

With his gigantic will to take harsh decisions, he abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, brought in the Citizenship Amendment Act, put a definitive end to the long-standing dispute on the Babri masjid issue, by performing the bhumi pujan, also giving Muslim women a sense of pride by abolishing the triple talaq and leading the country through the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented crisis. 
And most importantly, Modi has also stressed on Atmanirbhar Bharat, or in simple terms, self-reliant India, giving an impetus to going vocal about local. 

Now, with a such feat under his kitty, Modi joins the ranks of other stalwarts like Bill Clinton, Franklin D Rosevelt, Helmut, Germany’s Chancellor among others who have had long innings in world politics.