Leaders pay tribute to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his death anniversary
Deendayal Upadhyaya was an Indian politician and thinker of Hindutva ideology espoused by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and also the leader of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), the forerunner of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was also famously known as Panditji for appearing in the civil services examination hall wearing the traditional Indian dhoti-kurta and cap.
His death anniversary is known as "Samarpan Diwas". On the ocassion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the the party MPs on the occasion of 'Samarpan Diwas' to commemorate the contributions of his party's founder leader Deen Dayal Upadhyay on his death anniversary. He is addressed the BJP MPs at Ambedkar International Center, Janpath.
The chief minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant also took to the social media platform twitter to pay his tributes. He wrote: "My respectful tributes to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Ji on his Punyatithi. One of the greatest political leaders of India who worked extensively for the upliftment of people at the grassroot level through his concept of integral humanism & Antyodaya,".
BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda will also deliver a special address on 'Samarpan Diwas' at 5 PM on the occasion.
Some of the iconic facts about the leader:
⦁ Upadhyaya was born in a village near the Farah town in Mathura district called Chandrabhan, which later went on to be named after him Deendayal Dham.
⦁ His father's name was Bhagwati Prasad, an astrologer, and his mother Rampyari was a religious woman.
⦁ He went on to pursue a master's degree in English literature, but didn't complete it.
⦁ Upadhyaya devised the political philosophy of "Integral Humanism", which advocates the simultaneous and integrated program of the body, mind and intellect and soul of each human being.
⦁ For India, he visualised a decentralised polity and self-reliant economy with the village being the core basis which thought of India as an independent nation which cannot rely upon Western concepts like individualism, democracy, socialism, communism or capitalism.
The Mysterious Death:
A pool of doubt surrounds the mysterious death of the political leader. Travelling in a train to Patna, a year after he was elected in 1967 as the president of the Jana Sangh, he was "allegedly murdered". 10 minutes after the train's arrival at Mughalsarai station, his body was found near it clutching a five rupee note in his hand Reportedly, last he was seen alive was at Jaunpur after midnight. The cause of death was identified as theft, however, without any substantial evidence.
Deen Dayal was one of the eminent leaders of the country who emphasized on the idea of India free from the intervention of western ideologies and capitalism. Team Checkbrand pays its tribute to the fallen leader.
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