The Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda paid rich tributes to the great leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his Jayanti at a function held in the party headquarters in Delhi on 25 September, 2021. Remembering Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya as the father of ‘Antyodaya’ and ‘Ekaatm Manavaad’, he exhorted all party workers to follow the path shown by the great leader and work with full honesty to realise his dreams. He said the BJP workers should take inspiration from the life of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya ji and work towards further strengthening the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Addressing the Party Karyakartas Shri Nadda said Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was the founder and promoter of the policies of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh which he transformed into a strong, nation -wide political force, which today is the world’s largest political party — the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP is also a big social organisation which is providing help and doing service to humankind. The BJP has achieved this by following the ideals and principles of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was a multi -faceted personality. He was an excellent student and was very committed and sensitive towards the needs and problems of the society. He studied under very tough circumstances and dedicated himself towards the society and the nation.
When Bharatiya Jana Sangh was formed, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya worked as its General Secretary. Later at the Calicut conference of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, he was elected as its President.
Shri Nadda said though the political journey of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was a very short one, in a very short span of time he succeeded in promoting the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and establishing it as a influential political party across India.
Pandit Upadhyaya was a political leader with three distinct qualities- he was a successful leader, a fine organizational man, and a great thinker. As an excellent political leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, under the leadership of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, established the Bharatiya Jana Sangh as a strong political party and also contributed immensely in making it nation’s major opposition party.
As a thinker, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya gave the ideologies of ‘Ekaatm Manavaad’ and ‘Antyodaya’.
The BJP National President further said, today the Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is moving forward by following the principles and ideologies of ‘Ekaatm Manavaad’ and ‘Antyodaya’. When the Janata Party formed its government at the Centre the Bharatiya Jana Sangh played a major role in it and later when the Bharatiya Janata Party formed its government at the Centre it brought people and poor centric policies and programmes by following the principles and ideologies of ‘Ekaatm Manavaad’ and ‘Antyodaya’.
Today, our Shri Narendra Modi is leading the BJP government which is guided by our ideology and principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’. All the policies and programmes of the Prime Minister, be it economic or social are based on the ideologies and principles of ‘Ekaatm Manavaad’ and ‘Antyodaya’.