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96TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

96TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

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President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary.

Details about Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Farmer Prime Minister of India, First time in 1996 for 13 days, 13 Months from 1998-1999 and a last full term of 1999-2004.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term.
  • He was among the founding members of the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh
  • He restructured the Jana Sangh into the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980.
  • was the first person to deliver a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi in 1977.
  • He inaugurated Delhi-Lahore bus service in February 1999 and signed Lahore Declaration with Nawaz Sharif.
  • He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a swayamsevak in 1939.
  • He was awarded with Padma Vibhushan in 1992, Lokmanya Tilak Award in 1994 by Government of India, Best Parliamentarian Award in 1994, Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Vallabh Pant Award in 1994 and Bharat Ratna award in 2015.

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