Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan, who led the movement against the emergency, and Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh on their birth anniversary. The PM appreciated the contribution of these two personalities towards the country.
Nanaji Deshmukh’s real name was Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh. He was born on 11 October 1916 in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. Later he joined the Sangh and started doing social service. He had a big role in strengthening the Sangh in UP. He awakened the light of education in the rural areas. Due to his efforts, the first Saraswati Shishu Mandir was opened in Gorakhpur, UP in 1952. He died on 27 February 2010. In 2019, he was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’. Narendra Modi also got a chance to work with Nanaji Deshmukh.
Paying tribute to JP, the Prime Minister said, ‘Tributes to Lok Nayak JP on his birth anniversary. He was an incomparable figure who left an indelible mark in the history of India. He dedicated himself to public welfare initiatives and was at the forefront of protecting the democratic values of the country. We get a lot of inspiration from his ideals.