Sri Bandaru Dattatraya H.E Governor for Himachal said that former Prime Minister Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had an amazing ability to take forward all ideologies in the interest of the country and that is good for strong democracy. The Governor was presiding over the function on ‘Sushasan Diwas’ to mark the occasion of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 25th December, 2020. Sri Bandaru Dattatraya said that Atal ji was always committed to liberal thinking and democratic ideals and their behavior, effective working style were sources of inspiration for public servants. His popularity was above the boundaries of party and politics. Due to his personality, behavior and power of thought, even political opponents had a feeling of affection and respect towards him, he added. Sri Dattatraya said that Sri Vajpayee had left an indelible mark of his remarkable personality and invaluable contribution while performing many responsibilities during his extraordinary public life and added that in each role he provided exemplary and unforgettable examples. Sri Dattatraya said Everyone knows that at the time of the arrival of the 21st century, as Prime Minister, Atal ji established India as a new power in front of the world community.
The Governor said that Atal Ji was in favor of good governance based on morality, sensitivity and transparency and set up an example of good governance and that is why 25 December, his birth anniversary is celebrated throughout the country as “Good Governance Day”. Hon’ble Governor said that it was a very big day in itself and in fact, the purpose of this day was to commit the administration to its task and to lead towards development. Sri Dattatraya said we hope that this Good Governance Day proves meaningful for our country and the people.
Sri Dattatraya remembered the golden memories he had with Atal Ji and said “I got a chance to work closely with him. I was the Urban Development Minister in his government. He believed that construction of four-lane highways and strengthening of rail, air and waterways should be given due priority as these shall boost Indian economy and fast track the development of our country.” He gave pace to the economic reforms initiated by former Prime Minister Shri Narasimha Rao. Today, there is a need to build a new India by fulfilling the dreams of Atal ji and to make the new generation aware of his ideas