Jammu Tawi, July 13
Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh released a book on the life of Deen Dayal Upadhyay in Jammu during Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Birth Centenary Lecture on “Geo-Cultural Nationalism in Present Context” at convention centre here today. The programme was organized by Deen Dayal Research Institute, New Delhi and supported by Ministry of Culture, Government of India . During the programme, the distinguished speakers deliberated on the life and works of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay and urged the people to follow the footsteps of the legendary leader who dedicated his whole life for the welfare of poor, downtrodden and marginalised sections of the society. Sahsarkaryawah, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Dattatreya Hosabale, Chairman, Research and Development Foundation for Integral Humanism Dr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma, President, Deendayal Upadhyay Research Institute (DRI) Virenderjit Singh, General Secretary, DRI Atul Jain were among the speakers in the programme. The 15-volume work on the life of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay highlights various important events in the history of Independent India including Indo-Sino war, Indo-Pak war, Tashkent Agreement and his efforts for Goa’s liberation. While addressing the gathering, the Deputy CHief Minister highlighted the contributions of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay in working for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society .He said nationalism is all inclusive and the whole country stands united in one voice when something happens against the country, that feeling is nationalism. He said that the need is to foster this feeling of oneness and nationalism among the youth and strengthen the cords of amity .
He further said the country is witnessing an overall development and marching ahead on the path of becoming a world power Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat, Minister of State for Finance Ajay Nanda, MPs Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, MLAs, MLCs, prominent citizens and other senior leaders were also present during the lecture.