Antyodaya Diwas

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Antyodaya Diwas in India in 2024
Image: Stamp printed by India, shows Deendayal Upadhyaya, circa 1978. by rook76 , from 123RF. Royalty Free

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Every year on September 25th, Antyodaya Diwas is observed.

Indian Prime Minister Modi designated this day as a national holiday in 2014 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

He was a long-serving politician who was a prominent figure in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, from which the BJP arose. Antyodaya means "uplifting the poorest of the poor," and the day is commemorated with the goal of reaching out to society's last person.

Deendayal Upadhyaya was an Indian politician and proponent of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) right-wing Hindutva ideology, as well as the leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forefather of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In December 1967, he was elected president of the Jana Sangh. In the 1940s, while still a member of the RSS, Upadhyaya founded the monthly publication Rashtra Dharma to promote the Hindutva philosophy. In 1963, he ran for Lok Sabha and lost. In February 1968, he died in strange circumstances near Mughalsarai Junction railway station.

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