Prime Ministe Narendra Modi on Sunday said he never had the desire of entering politics.
He interacted with a group of National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets on the occasion of NCC day during a radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", reports India Today.
"I never had the desire to enter politics, but now that I am a part of it I give my best on how to work for the people," he said.
His reading habits have suffered because of google as there is a shortcut available to find references, Modi added.
Replying to one of the cadets question regarding his career plan before entering in politics PM Modi said, "This is very difficult to answer because every child goes through multiple phases in life. Sometimes one wants to become this, sometimes one wants to become that, but it is true that I never had the desire to enter politics, nor I ever thought about it," he said.
He said as he has become a politician, now he keeps thinking how he can work for the welfare of the country."
The thought that had he not joined politics, what would he be doing never crosses his mind, Modi said.
"Now, wherever I am, I should live life to the fullest and I should wholeheartedly work for my country ... I have now dedicated myself for this purpose only," he said.
Responding to a question on whether he gets time to watch television and read books, he said he was always fond of reading. Modi said he had little interest in watching films and added that he seldom watches TV.
"I used to read books. But these days I am unable to read and due to Google, the habit of reading has deteriorated because if you want to seek a reference, then you immediately find a shortcut. As is the case with everyone, certain habits of mine have also been spoilt," he said.
In response to a question on his NCC days, he said he was never punished "because I was in a way quite disciplined."
He said once a misunderstanding had crept up when he climbed a tree at an NCC camp to save a bird entangled in a kite string.
People first thought he would be punished for indiscipline his action later earned him praise, he recalled.
During the programme, the PM also talked about the significance of Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7.
Paying tributes to the valour of the armed forces, he appealed to the people to contribute towards the well-being of the welfare of the personnel of the armed forces.
He said on the basis of feedback, the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' programme will be held earlier, sometime in January.
Last year students had complained that the programme was held just before the examination, he said.