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'Mai Mujse Milne Ja raha Hoon': PM Modi Recites An Instance From His Life Which He Says 'not Many People Know'

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

'Mai mujse milne ja raha hoon', says said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while sharing the memories of how he would spend five days in the jungle without radio and newspaper. He says it was the time when there was no internet. In a heart to heart with Humans of Bombay, a team of storytellers that concentrate on the journey of individuals and show how each and every person is unique, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a slice of his life and revealed a story known by few. 

"Not many people know this, but I would go away for the 5 days of Diwali. Somewhere in a jungle – a place with only clean water and no people. I would pack enough food to last for those 5 days. There would be no radio’s or newspapers, and during that time, there was no TV or internet anyway. I would reflect – and the strength that this alone time gave me still helps me to handle life and its various experiences. People often asked me, ‘Who are you going to meet?’ And I would say, ‘मैं मुझसे मिलने जा रहा हूं।", he said. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(3/5) “After coming back from the Himalayas, I knew that I wanted my life to be one that is lived in the service of others. Within a short span of returning, I left for Ahmedabad. It was my first brush with living in a big city – the pace of life was very different. I began my time there by occasionally helping my uncle at his canteen. Eventually, I became a full time Pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. There, I got the opportunity to interact with people from different walks of life, which entailed a wide range of work. We all took turns to clean the RSS office, prepare tea and food for colleagues and clean utensils. Life was rigorous and busy. But amidst all of my duties, I was determined to not let go of my learnings from the Himalayas. To ensure that this new phase of life didn’t take over the sense of peace that I achieved there, I decided to take out some time every year and introspect. It was my way of maintaining a balanced life. Not many people know this, but I would go away for the 5 days of Diwali. Somewhere in a jungle – a place with only clean water and no people. I would pack enough food to last for those 5 days. There would be no radio’s or newspapers, and during that time, there was no TV or internet anyway. I would reflect – and the strength that this alone time gave me still helps me to handle life and its various experiences. People often asked me, ‘Who are you going to meet?’ And I would say, ‘मैं मुझसे मिलने जा रहा हूं।’ Which is why, I always urge everyone, especially my young friends, in the midst of your fast paced life and busy schedules, take some time off…think and introspect. It will change your perception – you will understand your inner self better. You will start living in the true sense of the word. It will also make you more confident and undeterred by what others say about you. All of these things will help you in times to come. So I just want each and every one of you to remember that you are special and that you don’t have to look outside for the light...it’s already within you.” #TheModiStory

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Read: From Spending Days In Jungle To Becoming A full-time RSS Pracharak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Goes Back In Days When There Was No Internet

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stated that every morning he would open the tea- stall, located at a railway station, and clean up the place before going to school. As soon as the last bell of the school would ring, he would rush back to the tea stall to help his father. 

"I would open my father’s tea stall at the railway station, clean up & go to school. As soon as school ended, I would rush back to help him, but what I really looked forward to was meeting people from all over India. I would serve them tea & listen to their stories–that’s how I learnt to speak Hindi. I would hear some traders speak about ‘Bambai’ & wonder, ‘Will I ever get to see the city of dreams?" 

Read: 'Would Hear About Bambai & Wonder Will I Get To See The City Of Dreams?’: PM Modi Shares His Time Working At His Father's Tea Stall

 

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