New Delhi, Oct 11: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to political leader Lokyak Jaiprakash rayan and Sangh Parivar veteran ji Deshmukh on their birth anniversaries.
“I bow to the venerable Lokyak JP on his Jayanti. His unflinching courage and righteousness continue to inspire every Indian,” Modi tweeted along with a video on JP’s life.
Jayaprakash rayan, popularly known as Lok yak or JP, was an Indian Independence activist, theorist and political leader, remembered especially for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for whose overthrow he called for a “total revolution”.
The Prime Minister also remembered ji Deshmukh and said that the country was “motivated” by his service”. “Remembering ji Deshmukh on his birth anniversary. We are constantly motivated by his noble service and emphasis on rural development,” Modi tweeted and shared a video on his life as well.
Deshmukh, who was a leader of the Bharatiya Ja Sangh and also a member of the Rajya Sabha, worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance. He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by the government. (IANS)