PM Modi Story By: Randhir Sharma
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s time management allows him to utilize every available minute to its optimum. Every now and then we see examples of PM Shri Modi utilizing his time in service of the nation. Be it his foreign visits where he sleeps in his plane during the flight and spends rest of the time for his meetings or his working hours at the PMO where he works for 18 hours a day.
But these examples do not mean he has developed this habit recently. Shri Narendra Modi had always valued time since his early days. He has believed that every minute wasted is a disservice to the nation.
This #ModiStory is an example of his optimum utilization of time. This incident dates back to the year 1996 when he visited Himachal Pradesh as state incharge of the BJP.
Shri Randhir Sharma, MLA from Himachal Pradesh recalls the visit. He was assigned the duty of receiving Shri Narendra Modi at Kalka station. He received Shri Modi from Kalka and took him to PWD guest house in Parwanoo.
Shri Narendra Modi came back from toilet and asked him that the geyser is not switched on. Shri Sharma replied that he will switch it on right now. But, Shri Modi said that he had already switched it on.
Continuing the discussion, Shri Modi said that Shri Sharma should have switched on
Shri Narendra Modi replied that it takes atleast 15 minutes daily to shave. This way you can trim your beard once in a month in 5 minutes. He then said that can you imagine if you waste 15 minutes every day in shaving, how much time is wasted in a month.
the geyser as he was leaving for the station to receive him. Shri Sharma replied that within 15-20 minutes hot water will be available.
To Shri Sharma’s surprise, Shri Narendra Modi asked him, what would he do for those 15-20 minutes?
When you started for station, you should have switched the geyser on, by now hot water would have been available and we could have proceeded for Shimla without wasting time, said Shri Modi.
While they were reaching Shimla, Shri Modi asked Sharma to call a worker and tell him to make the newspapers available till we reach there.
He also suggested him to ask anyone to get the tea prepared in advance so that no time is wasted.
Shri Modi used to have beard at that time as well. Shri Sharma once asked him the reason for having the beard. Shri Narendra Modi replied that it takes atleast 15 minutes daily to shave. This way you can trim your beard once in a month in 5 minutes.
He then said that can you imagine if you waste 15 minutes every day in shaving, how much time is wasted in a month.
The ability to make best use of the time is a special quality of Shri Narendra Modi, says Sharma recalling these incidents.