The 92nd birthday of Bharat Ratna & former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was celebrated across the state as Good Governance Day. The State Office Bearers, Senior Leaders, Ministers, MLAs, MLCs, District and Morcha Presidents chaired colorful programmes at district and constituency levels.
BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, alongwith State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi and others leaders, lighted 92 earthen lamps and spoke on the life of Atal Behari Vajpayee.
Sat Sharma, while addressing a large gathering of party activists of Jammu West District at Eden Garden, said that the party is celebrating the birthday of Atalji as Good Governance Day (Sushasan Divas) as it is firm belief in the country that it was the six years rule of the then PM Atal Behari Vajpayee when the people of India had the experience of what the governance in real sense means and the same is now being delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The mission of providing a people friendly, corruption free government, as initiated by Vajpayee is further accelerated by the present government at the centre. He asked the party activists to pray for the healthy and long life of Atal Behari Vajpayee. He said that the decision on demonetization has been widely applauded but the leaders of Congress and other parties cannot digest the move to bring out black money, which is highly unfortunate.
Ashok Kaul said that from Atal Behari Vajpayee to Narendra Modi, the BJP governments have followed the principle of “Antodya” with the sole motive of reaching last man in the row and wipe out his tears. This is the philosophy of BJP which makes it different from other political parties. He also rubbished the misleading campaign launched by opposition parties on the issue of financial assistance to DPs from PoJK and issuing residence certificates to refugees from West Pakistan.
Sunil Sethi, while terming Atal Behari Vajpayee as architect of Good Governance in the country, said that the present PM Narendra Modi is modern day Chankaya, who has taken a pledge to sail out India from corruption, fake currency and black money.
It was also addressed by State Vice-Presidents Parmod Kapahi and Rajni Sethi, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, Additional Treasurer Arvind Gupta, BJP Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, District President Ayodhya Gupta, Mahila Morcha District President Veena Gupta.
The proceedings were conducted by Sanjeev Sharma and Power Point presentation of the Cashless Economy was also demonstrated during the programme by Puneet Mahajan.
Similarly, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh and State Vice-President Mamta Singh chaired and addressed Good Governance Day programme at Billawar.
Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, alongwith Akhnoor MLA Rajeev Sharma and District President Manmohan Singh, chaired similar programme at Akhnoor.
State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, alongwith District President Rakesh Gupta chaired a similar programme at Udhampur.
Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology Ch. Lal Singh and State Secretary Vijay Sharma chaired a programme at Atal Setu in Basohli.
Minister for Commerce and Industries Chander Parkash Ganga and Sanjeev Sharma joined the Party activists to celebrate the day at Vijaypur. Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Choudhary chaired Sushasan Divas programme at in village Mula Chak in Suchetgarh Constituency.
Kashmir Displaced District performed Havan for the long life of Atal Behari Vajpayee and also organised programme on Good Governance, which was attended by State Vice-President Moti Kaul, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, MLC Surinder Ambardar and District President Chand Ji Bhat.
MoS Finance Ajay Nanda and Reasi District President Kuldeep Dubey joined the party activists at Reasi to celebrate the day.
Minister for Cooperatives & Ladakh Affairs Chhering Dorjey and LAHDC Chief Executive Councilor Dr. Sonam Dawa chaired Good Governance Day programme at Leh organised by District President Tsewang Gonbo.
At Samba MLA Davinder Manyal and Rakesh Mahajan took part in a similar programme.
At Muthi Roop Nagar, MLC Ashok Khajuria chaired the programme and announced a transformer for the area out of his CDF.
MLA Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat chaired the programme at Khour.
At Arnia Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma and at Bishnah Seh-Parbhari Suraj Singh celebrated the day with party activists.
Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria at Digiana, Brijeshwar Rana at R.S. Pura, Naresh Sharma at Miran Sahib, joined the party activists to celeebrate the day.
At Rajouri State Additional Secretary Rajinder Gupta chaired the Good Governance Day programme.
At Doda MLA Shakti Parhiar, at Bhadarwah MLA Dalip Parhiar alongwith District President Manjeet Razdan, at Poonch and Mendhar State Secretary Sunil Gupta and District President Somnath chaired the programmes.
At Ramban, MLA Neelam Langeh and District President Ramesh Sharma Chaired the programme.
Kissan Morcha organised Sushasan Divas programme at Nagbani chaired by State Vice-President Karan Singh and morcha State President Rajinder Singh.
At Kathua it was chaired by Prem Nath Dogra and MLA Rajeev Jasrotia chaired similar programmes at Keediyan Gandial.
At Muthi, Purkhoo, Marh and Mathwar, Jammu Rural District President chaired similar programmes.
At Durga Nagar, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul alongwith MLCs Surinder Ambardar and Sofi Yousuf addressed large gathering while chairing a programme on Good Governance Day.
BJP State Working Committee Member Nand Kishore joined party activists at Nagrota and Dansal.
At Chasana, BJP Leader Pardeep Singh led the party activists to celebrate the day.
At Bahu Fort and Rajeev Nagar State Secretary Anuradha Charak and Trainig Department Incharge Rajeev Charak attended the birthday celebration programmes.