Govt declares September 25 as ‘Antyodaya Diwas’
Union Government announced 25 September as “Antyodya Diwas” to mark the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, a noted philosopher, historian and political activist. Several activities including blood donation camps, seminar, symposia were organised across the country.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya (1916-68) was a well-known political personality and a thoughtful philosopher. He was a coordinator and a famous leader of Jan Sangh. He founded the Rashtra Dharma Prakashan publishing house in Lucknow and launched Rashtra Dharma, a monthly magazine, to advocate the principles he held sacred. Later he launched the weekly Panchjanya and the daily Swadesh. He wrote a drama Chandragupta Maurya in Hindi and later wrote a biography of Shankaracharya.