New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid tributes on the occasion of birth anniversary of the founder of Jana Sangh Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on Friday.
“Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyayji, a pioneer of Indian politics, a man of multifaceted personality and a founding member of the Jana Sangh, fought throughout his life to protect and preserve Indian culture and values. With the ideas of Integral Humanism and Antyodaya, he worked to give a progressive ideology to the country,” Shah tweeted in Hindi.
“As an outstanding organizer, Deen Dayal Ji, who laid the foundation of alternative politics, which is today working to bring the poor, deprived and exploited sections of the country into the mainstream of development. His life is a unique example of social harmony and patriotism. I bow to such great patriot on the occasion of his birth anniversary,” Shah said in another tweet.
एक उत्कृष्ट संगठनकर्ता के रूप में दीन दयाल जी ने जो वैकल्पिक राजनीति की नींव रखी वो आज देश के गरीब, वंचित व शोषित वर्ग को विकास की मुख्यधारा में लाने का काम कर रही है। उनका जीवन सामाजिक समरसता व राष्ट्रभक्ति का अनुपम उदाहरण है।
ऐसे महान देशभक्त की जयंती पर उन्हें कोटि-कोटि नमन।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 25, 2020
Deendayal Upadhyaya was a thinker of RSS ideology, and former leader of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of Bharatiya Janata Party.
Integral humanism was a set of concepts drafted by Upadhyaya as political program and adopted in 1965 as the official doctrine of the Jan Sangh. Upadhyaya borrowed the Gandhian principles such as sarvodaya (progress of all), swadeshi (Indianisation), and Gram Swaraj (village self-rule) and these principles were appropriated selectively to give more importance to cultural-national values. These values were based on an individual’s undisputed subservience to the nation as a corporate entity.