‘Let us script a glorious future’
Around the time Narendra Modi was being sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the website of the Prime Minister’s Office put up Modi’s first official message as prime minister of the country.
Greeting the people of the nation, prime minister Narendra Modi said, ‘On 16th May 2014 the people of India gave their verdict. They delivered a mandate for development, good governance and stability. As we devote ourselves to take India’s development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation.’
‘Together we will script a glorious future for India. Let us together dream of a strong, developed and inclusive India that actively engages with the global community to strengthen the cause of world peace and development,’ Narendra Modi said.
Modi has all through his campaign been very proactively interacting via the social media, even tweeting just a few hours before his swearing-in ceremony.
In his very first message on the official website of the Prime Minister of India, Modi said, ‘I envision this website as a very important medium of direct communication between us. I am a firm believer in the power of technology and social media to communicate with people across the world. I hope this platform creates opportunities to listen, learn and share one’s views.’
Modi also added the website would be constantly updated with ‘latest information about my speeches, schedules, foreign visits and lot more. I will also keep informing you about innovative initiatives undertaken by the Government of India.’
Narendra Modi, India’s 15th Prime Minister, took oath on Monday at a ceremony held in the open at Rashtrapati Bhavan and attended by the Who’s Who of the nation, including political leaders, business honchos, celebrities and leaders of religious faiths, as well as leaders of neighbouring countries.
A short profile of Modi was also uploaded on www.pmindia.nic.in which described him as ‘dynamic, dedicated and determined’ leader who ‘arrives as a ray of hope in the lives of a billion Indians’.
It said that his ‘laser focus on development and his proven ability’ to deliver results have made him one of India’s most popular leaders.
Without naming the RSS, it said that from a very young age, Modi immersed himself in service to the nation, working with ‘patriotic organisations’.