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Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee 94th Birth Anniversary 25th December 2018



 (2015Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee 94th Birth Anniversary Celebrations 25th December 2018: Highlights

India celebrates Former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee 94th birth anniversary on 25th December 2018.

A memorial of Atal Bihari Vajpayee was dedicated to the nation on his birth anniversary at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal. It was constructed by the Centre Public Works Department (CPWD) at a cost of Rs. 10.51 crores. This project was funded by the Atal Smriti Nyas Society. 

The function witnessed the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister among many other prominent BJP leaders and politicians/delegates.

Earlier the day on 24th December 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative Rs 100 coin in honor of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the Parliament House.

About Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Eminent political leader, prolific writer and former Prime Minister of India Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee was recently passed away at 93 years on 16th August 2018, following prolonged illness in AIIMS New Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister thrice in 1996 (13 days), 1998-1999 and 1999-2004 (making him a first non-Congress leader to have completed a full term as Prime Minister).

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on 25th December 1924 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He was amongst founder members of erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh (and was its president in 1968 upon the death of Deendayal Upadhyaya) which later became known as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Some of his pet projects launched during his tenure as PM were National Highway Development Project (Golden Quadrilateral) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. In 2009, he had retired from active politics due to health concerns.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee was honored with several prestigious awards throughout his career and life time. 

Padma Vibhushan (1992); D.Lit. from Kanpur University (1993);  Lokmanya Tilak Award (1994); Bangladesh Liberation War honor and Bharat Ratna in 2015.



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