December 4, 2020

Atal Bihari Vajpayee a ‘extensively accepted’ chief with admirers throughout political spectrum: President



New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a portrait of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second demise anniversary on Sunday on the Indian Council for Cultural Relations right here and described him as a “extensively accepted” chief. Talking on the digital inauguration, Kovind underlined that India’s stature grew underneath the management of Vajpayee.

He was a robust advocate of peace and all the time labored for higher relations with neighbouring nations. He dealt with all tough conditions with calmness, the president stated.

Together with his conduct, Vajpayee taught all political events and other people energetic in public life that the nationwide curiosity is all the time paramount. Subsequently he was a “extensively accepted” chief who had admirers throughout the political spectrum, Kovind stated.

Noting that the entire world is in peril resulting from COVID-19, he exuded confidence that after recovering from this pandemic “we are going to transfer quickly on the trail of progress and prosperity and shall be profitable in realising Atalji’s dream of creating the 21st century India’s century”, in response to an official assertion.

Vajpayee served because the ex-officio president of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) from March 1977 to August 1979 when he was the Union international minister.

Minister of State for Exterior Affairs V Muraleedharan, and BJP Rajya Sabha MP and incumbent ICCR president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe additionally took half within the inauguration of Vajpayee’s portrait.

Earlier this morning, Kovind visited Vajpayee’s memorial Sadaiv Atal to pay homage to him, the assertion stated.