Narendra Modi: Man of the Year
The year 2014 truly belonged to Narendra Modi who became India’s 15th Prime Minister after a decisive victory in the Lok Sabha elections held in May 2014. A four-time Gujarat Chief Minister, Modi steered his party to its best-ever performance on the national scale, winning 281 of 543 seats. He has truly inspired the nation with his plans, campaigns and speeches.
Manohar Parrikar: At the helm of Indian defence
From being Goa Chief Minister to India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar has been one of the headline-grabbers of 2014. Handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Delhi assignment, Parrikar is tasked with modernisation of the armed forces. He is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, in Metallurgical Engineering. He was awarded by the institute with Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001.