Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatraya paying floral tributes to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Ji on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Raj Bhavan
Haryana Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatraya on Saturday said that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was a strong supporter of inclusive ideology and remained committed throughout his life to build a vibrant and egalitarian India. Today’s youths will have to come forward to realize the dream and vision of Shri Upadhyay. This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatraya while his floral tributes to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on his Jayanti today at Raj Bhavan.
Reflecting on the occasion, Shri Dattatraya said: “Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was a true politician, philosopher, statesman, and industrious saviour of Indian culture, values and ethos. He never compromised with his vision and remained firmly committed to build a vibrant and egalitarian India, where no one is left out in the process of development.”
Talking about his humble background, Shri Dattatraya said that born in a simple family in 1916 in Nagla Chandrabhan village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, late Shri Upadhyay did not deviate from his chosen path of promoting social inclusion. He got in touch with Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, the founding Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was greatly influenced by Pujya Guruji Shri Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar and became a pracharak of the RSS.
Shri Dattatraya said that in 1952 Shri Upadhyay became the General Secretary of Bharatiya Jan Sangh and he never looked back in his life as a true son of Mother India. He started magazines like Rashtra Dharma, Panchjanya and Swadesh, which proved milestones in spreading the ideology of the Sangh to far-flung areas of the country. He played a seminal role in giving a concrete shape to our national philosophy, espoused by us today, said Shri Dattatraya.
Talking about his vision of Ekatma Manav Darshan (Intergral Humanism), Shri Dattatraya said that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay believed in humanism, embedded in Indian ethos, values and culture, which was nationalistic in orientation, and far away from capitalism and communism. His ideology is completely relevant even today, he said.
The Haryana Governor said that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay gave the principle of Antyodaya for the development of the poorest among poor by stressing the need that benefits of development must reach them as well. “His commitment to the betterment of the poorest among the poor is unparalleled in human history,” he said.
Expressing his happiness over the way Central government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is working for overall development of the depresses sections of society, Shri Dattatraya said: “Schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Ayushman Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Swanidhi Yojana are historical initiatives towards realizing the vision of Antyodaya of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.”
Shri Dattatraya said that under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, accounts for more than 44 crore people have been opened in the banks in which Rs 145,140.77 crore has been deposited. Similarly, a provision of one lakh crore rupees has been made by the Central government under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, which will benefit 80 crore people.
Shri Dattatraya said that even the Haryana government has started the Chief Minister Antyodaya Abhiyan in the state, taking forward the principle of Antyodaya. Mukhyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana and Antyodaya Aadhaar Yojana have also been started in the state to ensure holistic development of weaker sections of society.
The Governor said that following the ideology of Antyodaya, we should also work for the welfare of poor, deprived and backward people, which will make our country strong and inclusive. It will be a true tribute to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Ji, said Shri Dattatraya.