BJP to celebrate Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay's birth centenary as year of welfare of downtrodden across India

The BJP on Sunday resolved to tread the path shown by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

Updated: Sep 25, 2016, 21:32 PM IST

Kozhikode: The BJP on Sunday called for the celebration of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay birth centenary year as the year of the welfare of the downtrodden across the country.

The party also resolved to tread the path shown by Upadhyay and work towards realising the dream of a developed and just India, where even the poorest of the poor would be taken care of. 

Following is the resolution passed in BJP national council in Kerala: 

BJP calls for the celebration of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay birth centenary year as the year of the welfare of the downtrodden across the country. The party resolve to tread the path shown by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay and work towards realising the dream of a developed and just India, where even the poorest of the poor would be taken care of. The party exhorts the central and state governments to wholeheartedly work towards the welfare of the poor as per the principles of Antyodaya in tune with the objectives of Ekatma Manav philosophy of Pandit Deendayalji.

After the formation of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, while clarifying its programs and objectives, Pandit Deendayal had explained in his philosophy that the Jana Sangh was formed not just to fill the political vacuum but to comprehensively restructure the nation on the basis of cultural nationalism.

As the successor of the Jana Sangh, the Bhartiya Janata Party has become the centre of nation’s politics, following the inspiring life and philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. Under the leadership of honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi the Bhartiya Janata Party embraces this sense of responsibility with great humility.

The party believes that in order to realise the objective of total reconstruction, the important primary goal should be to eliminate economic inequality, discrimination and disparities. In the slogan of Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, besides development the spirit of equality, freedom and dignified life is also imbued, and to achieve those goals the party dedicates itself to celebrate this year as the year of the welfare of the downtrodden.

The ideologies of Congress and the Left have completely failed in delivering a just and judicious governance in the country. Not only that; the country has squarely rejected them because of the gulf between their words and deeds. During the long years of Congress rule in the country the weaker and deprived sections have been deprived of transparent allocation of basic amenities. The result was that poor have become poorer in the rural areas whereas in urban areas Dalits, backwards and economically weaker sections have been reduced to a life in the slums.

The BJP led governments in centre and states have taken unprecedented steps to achieve the targets for basic facilities like social security, food security, energy security, accommodation, drinking water, hygiene and toilet construction, health and education. This is the outcome of our committed implementation of BJP’s Antyodaya policies.

In order to achieve these targets in the realm of economic empowerment the central government has made transparent governance responsible on one hand, while on the other, it has created a positive atmosphere in the country by encouraging popular participation through countless programs like Ujwala Yojna, Deendayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, Swatchhata Yojana, Yog Diwas etc. Economic inclusion programs for poor and deprived sections like Jandhan Yojna and social security programs like insurance for all sections of the society designed under the leadership of honourable PM Naarendra Modi are turning to be milestones on the path of Antyodaya. In line with the thinking of Pt. Deendayal ji the central government has given utmost priority to targets like housing for all, work for every hand and water to every farm.

The Government has taken several new initiatives in health sector, especially many programs were undertaken for securing the health of women from weaker sections. A draft new education policy for youth has been placed before the people for their consent and consensus. With a view to channelise the dynamism, commitment and energy of the youth of the country and promote job creation several programs like Start Up, Stand Up, Make in India, Digital India, Ease of Doing Business, Mudra Scheme etc have been devised.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay always gave prominence to clean politics in his political philosophy. This is the reason why BJP has prominently included the objective of Corruption Free Governance in its working system. This has resulted in enhanced prestige of the nation at the international fora and increased trust of the people in the government.

For the realisation of objectives of social justice, all classes must get equal access to means, privileges and opportunities of individual and social upliftment. Pandit Deendayalji used to believe that in the country, every individual shall have intimate bonding with the society. He insisted on the significance of sense of duty for this. Pandit Deendayalji stated that all the ideals of India lay emphasis on cooperation and mutual assistance. Each of our social conception thinks about the completeness of the individual.

Due to the policies of the Congress, we could not achieve our social goals even after 70 years of Independence. The reason for this is inability to end economic disparity for long. Along with this, it is also unfortunate that in these seven decades, disparities faced by the Dalit society could not be completely eradicated in the country. To end all social disparities so as to establish an egalitarian society and to bring the SCs and STs into the mainstream of development, the BJP will promote sense of social harmony this year so that social justice could be rendered to the marginalised sections. Bhartiya Janata Party continues to strive as per the ideas of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay to ensure economic, cultural and spiritual freedom.

To link the economically weak - backward classes, farmers, Dalits and Tribal sections of society - with the mainstream of development, the BJP government has for the first time broken the historical hindrances existing in the country since long, through its commendable efforts.

The motto of Pandit Deendayalji was Charaiveti Charaiveti, which was an inspiring call for those in politics to work for the nation. It combined the patriotic aspirations with resolve to work in the interest of nation, integrating the individual with the society and inspiring him to never stop in this endeavour.

The Bhartiya Janata Party takes resolve on this centenary year that in place of clash between various ideas and classes in the country, an aspiration for equality shall thrive across the nation. Social discipline shall be popularised along with individual liberty. There shall be continuity of policies to achieve social justice along with the objectives of economic development. The idea of spiritual progress shall also be carried forward in the social life of the country along with physical progress. The party expresses its firm commitment towards ensuring the development of the country by achieving a balance between the Indian values and modern scientific and technological developments.

The ideological mentor of BJP, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay inspired numerous activists to dedicate their lives in the service of the nation. The ultimate goal of the Bhartiya Janata Party has always been to sacrifice everything for the nation so as to carry forward its unified collective existence. Pandit Deendayalji believed that the Indian ideal of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam stood for nationalism with universal brotherhood. Bhartiya Janata Party calls upon that on this occasion, we must promote activities of international cooperation along with our national self-reliance.

Bhartiya Janata Party calls upon its each and every member to make special efforts this year to take the ideals of the party to every nook and corner of the society. Communication with the public shall be maintained to tell them about the policies, programs and achievements of the government so as to ensure the formation of a prosperous society in the country. We must work to end discrimination and disparities among various sections of the society and infuse the sense of integrity in the whole nation. We must also work for the political ideal of making a positive environment in the country for women in education, security, honour, equality and dignified life. There shall be equal opportunities for all and the country shall escape the curse of poverty forever.

Let us take inspiration from the life and works of Pt Deendayal Upadhyay and dedicate ourselves to the grand ideal of transforming India into a glorious and developed nation under the dynamic leadership of PM Narendra Modi.