Dr Rajesh Sarwadnya

Founder  & Managing Trustee  Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation ( VCYF ), Mumbai

As we celebrate our beloved Prime Minister Hon. Shri Narendra Modi ji’s 70 th Birthday on 17 September 2020, Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation (VCYF) decided to celebrate it in a unique way.

As we all know, Modi Ji is most technology and social media savvy PM India has and is responsible for bringing technology to impact the day to day life of all Indians, his 70th Birthday should be able to reflect this very Quality of his!   

With “ Narendra@70 “  we are privileged to make this digital content repository consisting of a Website with articles, images and videos, a PDF eBook with 100 articles and an Audio Version of the eBook that is our endeavour which we are launching on September 17th , 2020 . This will be live on September 17th,2020 with the identity :-

When this idea came to my mind, I called Tanmoy Chakrabarty in Delhi & shared this idea and he immediately agreed and said – “Let us go ahead and do it “. My second call was to BJP National Vice President Shri Shyam Jaju Ji and he too said – “Very good idea – go ahead “. My special thanks to them to be an integral part of not only this endeavour of VYCF but to have rallied and actively supported the foundation for many events in the past too!

Building the core team was not a difficult task as we have connected so many prominent personalities over the years with our mission (VYCF) and our activities of promoting the teachings of Swami Vivekananda to the youth of India .

Rashmi Mehta from Belgium , Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota, Nanik Rupani from Mumbai , Jagat Shah – Gandhinagar and Ravi Kumar need special thanks for putting their heart and soul to make it a success, as a part of the core team .

Pradeep Udhas – Mumbai , Jagdish Sewhani – New York , Maj. Ashwin Pogula – Pune needs my sincere thanks for their efforts as they worked with the team to leverage their reach to invite and bring in articles from the several personalities who have all wished our beloved Prime Minister on his 70th birthday .

I wish to convey my sincere thanks to Navin Agarwal – Mumbai, Dr Rakesh Mishra – Executive Secretary to Former BJP President Shri Amit Shah, Sanjeev Sharma Delhi, Anand Surana – Chennai, Ujjwal Nirgudkar – Oscar Academy Member for their help and assistance towards the contributions of this eBook. My sincere thanks to Rahul Jethi of Sydney and Dr Guna Magesan of New Zealand for obtaining messages from former Prime Ministers of their respective countries.

Priti Chakrabarty – Noida contributed by translating several Hindi to English articles sent in by some authors and I am grateful to her for this contribution.

My Special thanks to the team from the e-learning brand :- for their help in conceptualising and compiling this eBook .

We had originally planned to have 70 articles initially but the response was so good that we received 100 articles and I decided to have all the contributions to become an integral part of the eBook without any omissions . My sincere thanks to all the authors who have contributed to the compilation of this eBook – Narendra@70 .

This great response will spur us on to make this a movement towards Narendra@100 and we all wish our beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, whom we have to thank for providing us all the inspiration and motivation to all work towards his vision of “ The New India “ to be built step by step under his stewardship !

I would extend my heartful thanks to all who directly indirectly helped us making this possible. Narendra@70 is truly a Dream come true feeling personally for me.

Narendra Modi spurs on the Dreams & Aspirations of more the 1.3 billion Indians who could see themselves rising & standing up on their own in a self-reliant and Atmanirbhar Bharat. Bharat Mata Ki Jai ! Vande Mataram

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