New Delhi: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Lokmanya Tilak on his 103rd death anniversary. The Prime Minister shared a post on his official Twitter handle expressing his tribute to the great leader.
“I pay homage to Lokmanya Tilak on his Punya Titi,” read a post on PM Modi’s Twitter handle.
During his visit to Pune on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for several development projects, according to an official release from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Sunday. In addition to this, he will be conferred with the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award at a special event, where he will be sharing the stage with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar.
Expressing his gratitude for the honour, PM Modi took to Twitter and stated,”I will be in Pune today, where I will accept the Lokmanya Tilak National Award. I am indeed humbled that I have been conferred this award, which is closely associated with the work of such a great personality in our history.”
The Lokmanya Tilak National Award was established by the Tilak Smarak Mandir Trust in 1983 to commemorate the legacy of Lokmanya Tilak. It is bestowed upon individuals who have made remarkable and extraordinary contributions to the progress and development of the nation. The award ceremony takes place every year on August 1st, the death anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak.
Prime Minister Modi will be the 41st recipient of this prestigious award, joining the ranks of luminaries such as Shankar Dayal Sharma, Pranab Mukherjee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, NR Narayana Murthy, and E Sreedharan, among others.