President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Sadaiv Atal on his 96th birth anniversary.
Besides Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi, Union ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal were also present at a memorial built near Rashtriya Smriti Sthal — Sadaiv Atal.
Also, Prime minister Narendra Modi released a book titled ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament: A Commemorative Volume’ to honour him on his 96th birth anniversary.
The book was published by the Lok Sabha Secretariat. It highlights the life and works including notable speeches of the former Prime minister of India. The book also contains some rare pictures of the parliamentarian from his public life.
The book was scheduled to be released in the Central Hall of the Parliament on Christmas i.e. December 25 which is also observed as Good Governance Day in honour of the Bharat Ratna awardee.
PM Modi said, “He took the country to unprecedented heights of development. His efforts to build a strong and prosperous India will always be remembered.”
Likewise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other parliamentarians paid floral tribute to Bharat Ratna awardee Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on their birth anniversaries, at Central Hall in the Parliament.