Death Anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2023
As the nation observed the solemn occasion of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 16th August, leaders from various political backgrounds and affiliations converged at the ‘Sadaiv Atal’ memorial in Delhi. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Praful Patel, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister, Anupriya Patel and HAM’s Jitan Ram also paid tribute to the Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 5th death anniversary. Former PM Atal Bihari’s foster daughter Namita Kaur Bhattacharya pays floral tribute at ‘Saidav Atal’ on his death anniversary.
PM Modi’s Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by President Droupadi Murmu, paid his respects at the memorial. PM Modi’s tribute extended beyond the physical act, he tweeted on X, “I join the 140 crore people of India in paying homage to the remarkable Atal Ji on his Punya Tithi. India benefitted greatly from his leadership. He played a pivotal role in boosting our nation’s progress and in taking it to the 21st century in a wide range of sectors.”
This heartfelt tribute from the current Prime Minister echoed the feelings of countless Indians, underscoring Vajpayee’s contributions in steering India towards growth and prosperity across various sectors.
About Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s journey in Indian politics spanned decades during which he became an important figure representing the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). His leadership marked an era of significant growth and development in various sectors, from economics to international relations. Vajpayee’s tenure as Prime Minister was characterized by his commitment to good governance, economic reforms and foreign policy initiatives that elevated India’s global stature.
Born on 25th December 1924, Vajpayee’s legacy extended beyond his time as the Prime Minister. He served two non-consecutive terms as PM, leaving a lasting impact on the nation’s political landscape.
A Lasting Tribute: Good Governance Day
In recognition of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s contributions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared December 25th, his birthdate, as Good Governance Day. This annual observance seeks to commemorate Vajpayee’s commitment to effective governance, nation-building and progress.