DEENDAYALJI'S IDEOLOGY AND THOUGHTS HAVE IMMENSELY BENEFITED THE WORLD: SHRI OM BIRLA
14 February 2021: New Delhi: 'If we have to make India capable, then we have to make it self-sufficient. The only way to become self-reliant is to have faith in our capacity and move forward on the path of self-reliance, with self-respect. This is the path shown to us by the great visionary Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.' Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla said this on 14 February 2021 in Dhankya, Jaipur on the occasion of 'Self-reliant India-capable India' lecture organized on the 53rd death anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Delivering the lecture organized by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Smriti Samarjan Samiti as the chief guest, Shri Birla said that Dhanakya was an inspiration for Deendayal ji and the ideas that he got here continue to benefit the whole world. If today, the mantra of self-sufficiency is echoing all over the world, it is because of Deendayalji.
Lok Sabha Speaker said that the message of Integral Humanism is intended to benefit the last person in the row. Deendayal Ji was a strong votary of equality and justice to the downtrodden, exploited and oppressed people of the society. He believed that equality and justice elevate the status of a nation. He always opposed caste conflict and inequality and devoted his entire life to eradicating these evils.
Shri Birla hailed the contribution of Deendayal Upadhyaya as a journalist, observing India is rapidly moving on the roadmap of affluence which was prepared by Deendayal Ji.
Appreciating India’s progress on self-reliance, Lok Sabha Speaker said, Covid-19 posed a challenge to us but India with its prowess and capability handled it with collective determination and spirit of 130 crore countrymen. Previously, a single PPE kit was not manufactured in India, and the production of masks was also negligible. We were dependent on exports. Today, we are exporting PPE kits and masks. Earlier it was said that neither we are self-sufficient in terms of raw materials nor we are able to produce finished products. But today we are becoming capable in both raw materials and finished products. , the Speaker said. We could succeed because we have imbibed the philosophy of Deendayal Ji in our governance model.
Panditji's biography should be prepared in digital format
Appreciating Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Smriti Sthal, Shri Birla said that every citizen should visit the place for inspiration. He also suggested the organizing committee to prepare the biography of Pandit Deendayal ji in digital format so that people coming here can easily understand his story from his birth to Nirvana.
Social workers honoured
Earlier, the Lok Sabha Speaker honored those eminent people who are working in the field of social service. They included COVID-19 warriors, who protected the lives of the common man during the period of the pandemic, putting their own lives at risk.