Salient Points of Speech by BJP National President, Shri Amit Shah on the Occasion of Release of Complete Literature of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Sunday, 09 October 2016


Salient Points of Speech Given by BJP National President Sri Amit Shah at the Release of the Complete Works of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi


The conceptualization of cultural nationalism and politics based on nationalism are contributions of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya to Indian politics: Amit Shah
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Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya presented an example of establishing a strong political party based on ideals, organizational strength and nationalism: Amit Shah
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The way the central government led by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji has adopted the idea of “benefit to the last man” in policies to realize an Indian welfare state is unprecedented: Amit Shah
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The amount of efforts taken to bring the poor on the forefront of development in the last two-and-a-half years was never taken before: Amit Shah
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Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi has successfully ended the conflict between a welfare state and a prosperous India; he has made the two ideas synonymous: Amit Shah
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The BJP government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi has also walked the path shown by Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, which entails commitment to peace and patiently ensuring national security while re-establishing the lost glory of India: Amit Shah
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It is the supreme duty of every worker of the BJP to forever walk the path shown by Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya for the benefit of the country: Amit Shah
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Stressing the interdependence of human beings and nature, Pandit ji had seen no conflict between developmental works and conservation of nature; rather, he insisted, a balance could be maintained between the two: Amit Shah
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If the philosophy of Integral Humanism had been pursued in developmental approach of the previous governments, a whole lot of problems that we are confronting today would not have arisen in the first place: Amit Shah
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The Complete Works…will benefit not only BJP workers, but also every public figure working for the nation, in enhancing their personalities: Amit Shah
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BJP national president Sri Amit Shah ji participated in the ceremony to release The Complete Works of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya and discussed in details various aspects of his life. He expressed his gratitude towards Sri Prabhat ji, Sri Mahesh Chandra Sharma ji, Sri Achyutanand Mishra ji, Sri Jawaharlal ji and their team for making The Complete Works… reach the people.
The BJP president said that the year-long celebrations to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya were recently inaugurated in Kozhikode (earlier known as Calicut). He said that the BJP decided to observe the whole year as Pt Upadhyaya’s centennial birth anniversary year, adding that the year will also be observed as the Year of Welfare for the Poor. He said that Sri Prabhat ji and his team have done an important job of presenting to the nation the 15-volume Complete Works… He said that it took 15 volumes to compile Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s essays, speeches, statements, proposals and opinions on contemporary issues. The Complete Works…will benefit not only BJP workers, but also every public figure working for the nation, in enhancing their personalities, Sri Shah said.
Sri Shah said that the issues that Pt Upadhyaya had highlighted in his era have assumed diabolical proportions in the present times. Stressing the interdependence of human beings and nature, Pandit Ji had seen no conflict between developmental works and conservation of nature; rather, he insisted, a balance could be maintained between the two, Sri Shah reminded the people. He said that global warming, for example, is a problem that confronts us today because Pandit ji’s ideas were not implemented in his time. If the philosophy of Integral Humanism had been pursued in developmental approach of the previous governments, a whole lot of problems that we are confronting today would not have arisen in the first place, Sri Shah said.
The BJP president said that Pt Upadhyaya has always been seen as a thinker, philosopher and organization builder, but the world should know that he was a successful politician, too. Sri Shah said that in the 1960s and 1970s, when the Congress was at the peak of its popularity, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh grew continuously, and when Pandit ji became its president in 1967, it was already bigger than several other political parties; not only that, it was also part of coalition governments in several states.
Sri Shah said that Pt Upadhyaya had presented an example of establishing a strong political party based on ideals, organizational strength and nationalism. The conceptualization of cultural nationalism and politics based on nationalism are contributions of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya to Indian politics, he said. It was, Sri Shah said, Pt Upadhyaya who first delineated cultural nationalism. He said that he was glad to note that the seed that Pandit ji had sown has now grown into a giant banyan tree, and that it was the supreme duty of every worker of the BJP to forever walk the path shown by Pt Upadhyaya for the benefit of the country.
The BJP president said that it was a pleasant coincidence that when the nation is celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, the BJP, whose seed Pandit ji had sown, has a government at the Centre that enjoys full majority in Parliament. The way the central government led by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji has adopted the idea of “benefit to the last man” in policies to realize an Indian welfare state is unprecedented, Sri Shah said, adding that the amount of efforts taken to bring the poor on the forefront of development in the last two-and-a-half years was never taken before, Sri Shah said. Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, he said, had successfully ended the conflict between a welfare state and a prosperous India. Sri Modi ji has made the two ideas synonymous, Sri Shah said, adding that the BJP government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi has also walked the path shown by Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, which entails commitment to peace and patiently ensuring national security while re-establishing the lost glory of India. He said India is now the fastest growing economy in the world where the poor are constantly climbing the economic ladder. All this while, the Modi government also built the national security apparatus patiently, Sri Shah said.
Sri Shah said that Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji and Sri Bhaiyyaji Joshi had dedicated The Complete Works of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya to the nation today, for which the entire team that made the compilation must be congratulated. No praise was enough for the team, he said. He expressed his gratitude once again towards Sri Prabhat ji, Sri Mahesh Chandra Sharma ji, Sri Achyutanand Mishra ji, Sri Jawaharlal ji and their team for making The Complete Works… reach the people.

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