Atal Bihari Vajpayee:- 97th birth anniversary of former Prime minister of India

 Since 2014, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary is celebrated as Good Governance Day in India. He became the Prime minister of India thrice.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the co-founder and a senior leader of BJP
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On December 25, 2021, there is the 97th birth anniversary of former Prime minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In 2014, PM Narendra Modi announced that this day would be celebrated as Good Governance Day. Since then, Vajpayee’s birth anniversary is celebrated as Good Governance Day in India.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been nine times elected as Lok Sabha member and twice as Rajya Sabha member. He was the co-founder and senior leader of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). He became the prime minister of India thrice.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first prime minister of India who hadn’t belonged to Indian National Congress. First time, he became the prime minister in 1996 but his term ended just after 13 days. Again he became prime minister for 13 months from 1998 to 1999. During his this tenure, Pokharan-II Nuclear test in 1998 and Kargil War in 1999 were the highlighted ones.

Prime minister Narendra Modi remembered him on his 97th birth anniversary. “Remembering Atal Ji on his Jayanti. We are inspired by his rich service to the nation. He devoted his life towards making India strong and developed. His development initiatives positively impacted millions of Indians.”, PM tweeted.

आदरणीय अटल जी को उनकी जयंती पर कोटि-कोटि नमन।

Remembering Atal Ji on his Jayanti. We are inspired by his rich service to the nation. He devoted his life towards making India strong and developed.

His development initiatives positively impacted millions of Indians.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2021

Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the prime minister of India again for full term of five years from 1999 to 2004. Besides politician, he was also a prolific poet and a writer. He was an active member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

President Ramnath Kovind paid tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary at Sadaiv Atal, New Delhi.

President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India on his birth anniversary at Sadaiv Atal, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/WdHWyEK6B3

— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 25, 2021

After 2009, Vajpayee didn’t participate in politics anymore due to poor health and remained away from public engagements.

In 2015, he was conferred the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour of India.

In June, 2018 he was admitted to AIIMS in critical condition following a kidney infection. On August 16, 2018 he died at the age of 93 due to age related illnesses.

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