Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a book Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament: A Commemorative Volume to mark the birth anniversary of the former prime minister on 25 December.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat has published the book. It highlights the life and works of the former Prime Minister and contains his notable speeches delivered in the parliament. The book also contains some rare photographs from his public life.
Modi will pay floral tributes to the former Prime Minister at his portrait, which was unveiled on 12 February 2019 in the Central Hall of the parliament.
The day is also observed as Good Governance Day. The book will be released at a function in the Central Hall of Parliament.
A Lok Sabha release said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee, elected ten times to the Lok Sabha and twice to the Rajya Sabha, “was a parliamentarian par excellence, who had the trust, affection and belief of the people in his leadership”.
“As a parliamentarian and particularly as Prime Minister, Atalji made innumerable contributions which paved the way for a stronger economy through bold reforms and rapid development of infrastructure. Atalji distinguished himself as a fine statesman and a world leader,” the release said.
The late leader was conferred Bharat Ratna in 2015. He had been awarded Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant Award for Best Parliamentarian in 1994. It will be Atal Bihari Vajpayee’ 96th birth anniversary this year.
Kovind, Modi, ministers pay tribute to Vajpayee on 96th birth anniversary
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Sadaiv Atal on his 96th birth anniversary today. Union ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal were also present Sadaiv Atal — a memorial built near Rashtriya Smriti Sthal.
Before heading to the memorial, Narendra Modi took to Twitter and said, “He took the country to unprecedented heights of development. His efforts to build a strong and prosperous India will always be remembered.”
Modi paid floral tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at ‘Sadaiv Atal’. President Ram Nath Kovind reached the memorial to pay his respects to the former prime minister.