Friday, March 27, 2015

Sri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee honoured with "Bharat Ratna"

"Congratulations and Salute to YOU sir for Honouring with Bharat Ratna by President of India"

Sri. Atul Bihari Vajpayee







Atal Bihari Vajpayee(born 25th December, 1924), (Atal jee, as he is fondly called by the people of India) was Prime Minister of India three times — first in 1996 ( May 16-31) and later for two consecutive stints between March 19, 1998 to May 13, 2004. During the latter two stints, he headed the governments of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of which he is the founder.

Vajpayee was also the first Prime Minister who broke the myth that the Congress party alone could provide stability to governance. He not only led a stable government that completed its term (from 1999 and 2004), but also a dynamic government that enabled India to achieve many landmark successes in national security, socio-economic development and foreign policy. On December 2014 the office of President of India announced the "Bharat Ratna" award, India's highest Civilian honour, to Vajpayee. His birthday, 25 December, was declared Good "Governance Day".
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924 in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) to Krishna Bihari Vajpayee and Krishna Devi. He was educated at Victoria (now Laxmi Bai) College, Gwalior and DAV College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He holds an M.A degree in Political Science and has many literary and artistic accomplishments to his credit. 


Vajpayee is regarded as one of the finest poets in Hindi. His poetry reflects his deeply sensitive personality, his soaring patriotism, his concern for the plight of the common people, his commitment to democratic ideals and, above all, his humility. His collection of poems, Meri Ikkyavan Kavitayen, became a bestseller. Many of his poems have been sung by India’s illustrious singers such as Lata Mangeshkar and Jagjit Singh. 

An accomplished journalist, he edited Rashtradharma (a Hindi monthly), Panchajanya (a Hindi weekly) and the dailies Swadesh and Veer Arjun. His published works include ‘Meri Sansadiya Yatra’ (in four volumes), ‘Sankalp Kaal’, ‘Shakti-se-Shanti’, ‘Four Decades in Parliament’ (speeches in three volumes 1957-95), ‘Lok Sabha mein Atalji’ (a collection of speeches); ‘Mrityu Ya Hatya’, ‘Amar Balidan’, ‘Kaidi Kaviraj Ki Kundalian’ (a collection of poems written in jail during the Emergency); ‘New Dimensions of India's Foreign Policy’ (a collection of speeches delivered as India’s External Affairs Minister during 1977-79); ‘Jan Sangh Aur Mussalman’; ‘Sansad Mein Teen Dashak’ (Hindi; speeches in Parliament - 1957-1992 - three volumes); and ‘Amar Aag Hai’ (a collection of poems, 1994). 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a Member of the National Integration Council for many years. Some of his other associations include - (i) President, All India Station Masters and Assistant Station Masters Association (1965-70); (ii) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Smarak Samiti (1968-84); (iii) Deen Dayal Dham, Farah, Mathura, U.P; and (iv) Janmabhoomi Smarak Samiti, 1969 onwards. 

In 1992, Vajpayee was conferred Padma Vibhushan in recognition of his services to the nation. He was also conferred the Lokmanya Tilak Puraskar and the Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant Award for the Best Parliamentarian, both in 1994. Earlier, the Kanpur University honoured him with an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in 1993. 

Well known and respected for his great creative talents as a poet,whose poetry brings out a remarkably sensitive human being for whom human values are supreme and human relationship of paramount importance, Vajpayee is also known as a voracious reader. He is also fond of Indian music and dance. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave comments on this post..........

****************************************************************

Pin It button on image hover