Remembering the founder member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the centre-ruling party has decided to pay homage to ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary.
The decision to pay him tribute was taken at a meeting of BJP’s General Secretaries at the party headquarters.
Sources in the party said that the top authority wants the first death anniversary, as one where “every member of BJP family” would remember the supremo of BJP.
“For this (Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s first death anniversary), we will ask every leader, post holder and state unit to ensure tributes to be paid to Vajpayee ji in every district. Leaders need to ensure that it must be done keeping in mind the stature of the leader to whom we will pay tribute,” said a senior party leader, who claimed that many party cadres are individually organising events to show tribute for Mr. Vajpayee, which includes cultural evenings to remember the man.
The top authority of the party has further decided to celebrate Independence Day. with nationalism being the taste of the season, it has been decided that the party leaders would be asked to garland the statues of freedom fighters in their individual constituencies and hoisting the tricolor flag.
The centre-ruling party has further planned to celebrate the occasion of Raksha Bandhan for soldiers, adding that “as we know the Rakhi is coinciding with Independence Day, we are planning to encourage girls to tie Rakhis on soldiers wrists. It would also inculcate a sense of belongingness despite being away from their homes. Rest of the programmes will soon be decided and known.”