PM Narendra Modi Remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 97th Birth Anniversary

PM Narendra Modi Remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 97th Birth Anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 97th birth anniversary on Saturday saying Vajpayee's development initiatives positively impacted millions of Indians.

PM Narendra Modi in a tweet said, "Tributes to respected Atal ji on his birth anniversary. Remembering Atal Ji on his Jayanti. We are inspired by his rich service to the nation. He devoted his life to making India strong and developed. His development initiatives positively impacted millions of Indians."

PM Narendra Modi also paid tributes to freedom fighter and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya on his birth anniversary.

"Tributes to the great freedom fighter, educationist, and social reformer Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya ji on his birth anniversary," he tweeted.

The former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday is celebrated as the 'Good Governance Day'.

Vajpayee, who led the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government from 1998-2004, was the first-ever leader from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have become the nation's Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister thrice — briefly in 1996, and then for two terms between 1998 and 2004.

One of the prominent leaders of the country and founder members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Vajpayee died on August 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after a prolonged illness. He was 93.

The late leader was conferred Bharat Ratna in 2015. He had also been awarded Pt Govind Ballabh Pant Award for Best Parliamentarian in 1994.

The Assam Pradesh BJP also observed 'Sushasan Divas' at Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP State President Bhabesh Kalita and other dignitaries were present in the occasion.

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