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PM Narendra Modi releases book on Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary

The book 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament-A Commemorative Volume' was released by PM Modi today to mark the former PM's 96th birth anniversary.

PM Narendra Modi releases book on Atal Bihari Vajpayee, pays tribute on his 96th birth anniversary

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a book titled 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Parliament- A Commemorative Volume' on the former Prime Minister's 96th birth anniversary.

To mark the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which is also celebrated as the Good Governance Day on December 25, Prime Minister Modi paid floral tributes and also released the book published by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

On the occasion, as per tradition, a floral tribute was organised at Vajpayee's portrait, which was unveiled on February 12 last year in the Central Hall of Parliament.

The book highlights the life and works of Vajpayee, contains the notable speeches that were delivered by him in the Parliament. It also contains some rare photos from the BJP leader's public life.

The former prime minister was elected 10 times to the Lok Sabha and twice to the Rajya Sabha, he was a parliamentarian par excellence, who had the trust, affection and belief of the people in his leadership.

As a parliamentarian and a Prime Minister, Vajpayee had made innumerable important contributions which had paved the way for a stronger economy through bold reforms and rapid development of infrastructure that gave India the Golden Quadrilateral, a megaproject that connects the country through world-class express highways.

For his exceptional service to the nation and performance as a leader of the highest order, Vajpayee was conferred with the nation's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 2015. He is also the recipient of the nation's second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 1992.

As a parliamentarian, Vajpayee was awarded the Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award for Best Parliamentarian in 1994, which defines him as "a role model par excellence for all legislators"

Born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Vajpayee took his last breath during his treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on August 16, 2018.

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