New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a memorial of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, dedicated to the nation on his 94th birth anniversary at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, and other eminent personalities attended the prayer meeting at the memorial near Rajghat. According to the ‘Atal Smriti Nyas Society’ has been developed the memorial named Sadaiv Atal.
Earlier in the day, taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, PM Modi had shared a video clip and said that his government is committed to creating an India that the former had dreamt of. “Tributes to Atal Ji on his Jayanti. We reiterate our commitment towards creating the India he dreamt of,” PM Modi had said in his tweet.
In Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has planned to observe Vajpayee’s birth anniversary as Good Governance Day. A two-hour play, ‘Rashtra Purush Atal’, will also be staged by a 200-strong group from Maharashtra.
Photos of these competitions will also be displayed at the main programme to be held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Scientific Convention Centre in Lucknow. On December 25, a two-hour play, ‘Rashtra Purush Atal’, will be staged by a 200-strong group from Maharashtra.
On Monday, on the eve of Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a Rs 100 commemorative coin in the memory of the former premier. Speaking at the event yesterday, PM Modi had said,” Atal Ji wanted democracy to be supreme. He built the Jana Sangh. But, when the time came to rescue our democracy he and others went to Janata Party. Likewise, when the choice was between remaining in power or comprising on ideology, he left Janata Party and formed the BJP.”
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the 10th Prime Minister of India passed away at the age of 93 on August 16 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi after a period of prolonged illness. He was cremated on August 17 with full state honour at Smriti Sthal.