Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his warm wishes to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 91st birthday.
Narendra Modi. Pic/PTI
Prime Minister Modi, who is currently in Kabul as part of his official tour, took to Twitter and said that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee always distinguished himself in every role, be it as a party leader, parliamentarian, minister or prime minister.
Birthday greetings to our beloved Atal ji. We salute this great personality who provided exceptional leadership to India at a crucial time.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2015
Be it as a party leader, Parliamentarian, Minister, Prime Minister, Atal ji distinguished himself in every role. This is his speciality— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2015
After landing in Delhi this evening, Prime Minister Modi will head straight to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence to personally wish him.
He also shared a classic poem written by Vajpayee in 1946 which was published in revered politician Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya's weekly magazine 'Abhudaya'.
A Poem by Atal ji in 1946, published in 'Abhudaya' a Weekly established by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. pic.twitter.com/DBVRA5o1kH— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2015
Since coming to power last year, the Prime Minister Modi led-Government celebrates Vajpayee's birthday as 'Good Governance Day'.
The Prime Minister also paid tributes to Bharat Ratna, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on his birth anniversary.
On Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya's birth anniversary, we remember with pride his long lasting contribution to our Nation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2015
Good Governance Day to mark Vajpayee's birthday
The nation is observing its second 'Good Governance Day' on the ocassion of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday on Friday.
Several functions are being organised across the country to mark the day. Observing the Good Governance Day, BJP Karnataka will carry out Swacch Bharat campaign and activity all across Karnataka.
On the occasion, Bharatiya Janata Party MPs and party office bearers will visit different areas to highlight the work done by the NDA Government for the betterment of the poor and youth of the country.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took a jibe at the BJP in a tweet.
No references to "Happy Good Governance Day" this year, unlike last. That's because Christmas is visible everywhere & good governance is not— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 25, 2015