Book Review of Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery

MyGov Team
10 Jun 2022

The book Modi@20: Dreams meet Delivery was launched on 11th May, 2022 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. The book was published by Rupa Publications. It is a collection of twenty one chapters written by twenty two domain dignitaries from Home Minister Amit Shah to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Sudha Murty among others.

The book is about the twenty years political journey of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, first as the three times chief minister of Gujarat and later as two times Prime Minister of India. He served our country both at the state level as well as national level.

The book is so insightful and carries very minute details about the country’s progression and consist of journey of that man, who dedicates his whole life for the people of our country. The visionary man, who has never faced failure because of his vision, long term planning and the man, who is true to his words.

In 2021, Modiji completed twenty continuous years of the head of a government and the book consists of Modi ji’s achievement, the fundamental transformation of Gujarat in the state level and the development of India in the national level due to Modi ji’s unique model of governance.

Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has written a fascinating chapter about Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy. PV Sindhu, India’s prominent Badminton player describes Prime Minister as the Undisputed Youth icon and makes a compelling argument. Mr. Ajay Mathur, director of Isolaralliance describes the fascinating works of Modiji both on environmental protection and developmental needs.

Bestselling author Amish describes Modiji as the ‘Bhagirath Prayasi’ for his efforts in preserving and revving India’s cultural and civilizational heritage in his chapter on the book.

The book consists of foreign policies under leadership of Modiji, which is security focused, diplomacy which is more development focused, foreign policies which are people centric. It also consists of the ideas given by Modiji for use of old post offices as passport collection centers. The book gives highlights of minimum government and maximum governance under the leadership of Modiji. The various missions like operation Ganga, Vande bharat, Devi Shakti, Indradhanush are illustrated in the book.

The book also consists of the conversation between S. Jaishankar and Modiji, which led to the overwhelming Madison Square Garden programme.

The book describes about the past thirty years struggle of Modiji before he became the chief minister of Gujarat. It also consists of different works of Modiji when he was a small party worker and used to travel in Motorcycle, Auto and Local Buses.

The book consists of all those experiences, by which today Modiji is capable of taking precise decisions and has the ability to solve the problems of our country. The book also consists of various schemes regarding electricity, gas connection, toilets, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, International Day of Yoga, Ayushman Bharat, series of wellness centre, Infrastructure Schemes and drone technology.

2) ‘Modi@20: Dreams meet Delivery’ is a book based on the 20 years journey of Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi as the head of the government from becoming the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001 to being elected as the Prime Minister of India in 2014 and re-elected in 2019. It is published by Rupa Publications and written by 22 intellectuals and eminent citizens of the country which includes P.V. Sindhu, Shobana Kamineni, Surjit S. Bhalla, Amish Tripathi, Amit Shah, Pradeep Gupta, Anantha Nageswaran, Arvind Panagariya, Shamika Ravi. Uday S. Kotak, Ajay Mathur, Anupam Kher, Ashok Gulati, Dr. Devi Shetty, Nandan Nilekani, Inripendra Misr, Sadhguru, Sudha Murthy, Ajit Doval K.C., Manoj Ladwa, Bharat Barai, and Dr. S. Jaishankar. This book is divided into 5 sections and 21 chapters. The first section describes the social impact of Modi. The second section includes the political and cultural impact. The third section is economics which includes the description of the economic reforms. The fourth section is about the governance model describing the various facets of Modi’s government such as crisis management, citizen engagement, and use of technology, The fifth section is about India’s engagement with the world which includes foreign policy, defense policy, and diaspora.

This book briefly explains that one should think and dream big and must have the determination to make those dreams a reality. The master craftsmanship of hard work. It explains the distinct thought process and pioneering proactive approach and quite essential transformational leadership of Modi. Reform, perform and transform is his mantra as he has always thought of uplifting the country. It elucidates the support given to entrepreneurs, measures taken to make women’s development into women-led development, the rich culture, and the supportive government schemes. According to one of the authors of the book, Sudha Murthy, ‘a great leader can inspire people, can bring a wind of change in many directions and that is what happened in our country.’ People’s attitude has changed from chalta hai to Badal Sakta hai. The concern and steps that must be taken to tackle climate change are also shared. Modi believes that development and sustainability can co-exist. A tremendous change can be seen not only in India but worldwide in the Indian diaspora. India can do amazing things if provided an amazing leader. His skills to convert crises into opportunities. Today, India is respected and recognized because of the strong leadership of Modi.

It’s a must-read for not only those who are interested in political science and governance but also for those interested in communication, personal development, and management studies. The book Modi@20 offers a holistic view of the two decades of Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and it can be proved as a guide for future leaders.

3) A book written on Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi titled, “Modi@20- Dreams to Delivery,” was released recently by Hon’ble Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu.

This book celebrates the completion of 20 years of Modi Ji in politics. This book talks about the vision and the work done by our Prime Minister in his pursuit to make Indian the leading nation of this century. This book further sheds light to the political life journey of PM Modi and his endeavours in contributing towards the betterment of the nation. This book presents the journey of the fundamental transformation of first Gujarat and then India as a model state and nation respectively under PM Modi’s unique mode of governance.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu about the book said that, “The book is a rare compilation that gives the readers a ringside view of the evolution of one of the most popular and iconic leaders of modern India.

The Vice President further added that, “The Prime Minister is a phenomenon at the national level. The book presents different facets of the distinct thought process, the pioneering, pro-active approach and the quintessential, transformational leadership style that Narendra Modi has come to be so closely identified with.”

The various chapters of this book are authored by many world-renowned intellectuals who have tried to connect the reader with PM Modi’s efforts and vision for India. This book further shows the readers the difference in Indian Governance Pre Modi era and Post Modi era and how the attitude of slow and ineffective mode of governance in the pre-Modi era changed drastically to effective and result oriented mode of governance during the start of the tenure of PM Modi.

This book also becomes a mode of inspiration to the youth of the country and inspires us to try to walk on the footsteps of Modi Ji and try to contribute towards making our Matri Bhumi great and work with utmost sincerity and honesty.

As rightly stated by our Hon’ble Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during the launch of the book, this book is set to become the Gita for the people in politics and people aspiring to enter this field. Adding to what Hon’ble Union Home Minister Amit Shah said about the book, this book should be read by everyone especially by the young minds of India and also by every young mind across the world. This book will help in moulding the young minds to become determined and brave to face any struggle or tough circumstance life throws towards them. A must read!

 4) As a twenty two year old, I’ve had a plethora of emotions, experiences, opportunities and what not. But a man who has been the head of a democratic government for two entire decades makes me feel measly. The years I’ve lived, the whole experience I’ve ever had, is all so much lesser than this man’s political experience! While I merely know a handful of people and a scanty number of people know me, this man has won the hearts of millions and has become a household name. Who else can this man be if not our beloved Prime Minister?

The book “Modi@20: Dreams meet Delivery” stands testimony to the wonderful journey of Modiji. As Lata Mangeshkar says, just like how Gandhi was a mass leader, Narendra ‘bhai’ has helped reform the lives of masses. His approach of Sabka Saath sabka Vikas changed the paradigm of Governance by reaching the grassroots. My internship stands as a proof to the voices of everyone being heard and an inclusive Governance . The book takes a holistic approach in tracing the transformations in social, cultural, economic, political, international and also spiritual fields. Having been written by eminent experts in their own spheres, the book provides an insight into the interaction and thoughts of our Prime Minister. This anthology is one of its kind which answers why Modi is so successful through different points of view since a single defined solution is not available.

The book helps us decode his thoughts and understand our Prime Minister better. As the title says, Narendra Modi is a leader who demonstrated to the world that dreams can indeed be realized. The dreams of lakhs have been delivered effectively therefore ensuring a name for himself not only in the history of post independent India but also in the hearts of his “pyare deshwasiyo”

Modi@20: Dreams meet Delivery is an anthology compilation of various anecdotes and opinions and data by eminent intellectuals and personalities from diverse fields ranging from industry to politics and from common mass opinion to spirituality. Some important contributors are Sudha Murthy, Lata Mangeshkar, PV Sindhu, Anupam Kher, Anita Doval, Sadhguru, etc. which proves our beloved PM’s popularity that spreads eying any class, gender, sector or age.

I suggest everyone should read this book once regardless of the political affiliations, or personal opinions. The book inspires the youth, motivates the crowd, guides his followers and helps frame strategies against him to his political rivals. It’s no exaggeration to call it a guide like the Arthashastra for modern political aspirants inspired by our Prime Minister.

[These are 4 different blogs collated as a single blog written by our MyGov Interns Aayush Negi, Anshika Rajput, Tathagata Dutta and Yashaswini respectively.]

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