Antyodiwas is celebrated on the birth anniversary of a prominent personality in the history of Indian politics. His birth anniversary is celebrated every year on September 25. This year's 106th birth anniversary will be celebrated. He is remembered for his contribution to nation-building. He was born on September 25, 1916, and died on February 11, 1968, when he was 51 years old.
He was a person with an ideology of integral humanism. He was the leader of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the political party Bharatiya Janata Party. Initially, he started the publication of the named Rashtriya Drama, so that he could spread the ideology of Hindutva Nationalism among the people of India.
Meaning of Antyodaya Diwas:
Antyo Daya Diwas is celebrated to remember him for his unforgettable contribution to the development of the nation. So, basically, its meaning is that to uplift the poorest of the poor, the special day aims at reaching the last person in society. Upadhyaya
is remembered for his contribution to society and politics.
He was also the co-founder of Rashtriya Jana Sangh And Rashtriya Swaysevak Sangh thinker.
His Early Life:
He was brought up by his maternal uncle after he lost his parents at an early age, born in the year 1916. He was born in Chandrabhan village (now called Deendayal Dham) in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district. His father was an astrologer by profession,while his mother was a housewife.
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Reason behind the day's significance:
The Ministry of Rural Development has announced the Aajeevika skills-National Rural Livelihoods Mission for the Rural Youth and in 2015 the ministry's name was renamed as then it became Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana.
This day is mainly to inform the people of rural areas that no one should be left behind in this developing country. Only then, can our country become developed if we give each and everyone the same opportunities and when the people of different sectors of the country participate in the nation-building process.
As the Antyodaya mission aims to ‘reach out to the last person,’ this day is dedicated to helping and supporting rural youth and providing them with employment opportunities.
Antyodaya Diwas is celebrated or observed by arranging seminars, blood donation camps, symposia and several other activities. On this occasion, the Ministry of Rural Development felicitates the beneficiaries of skill development programmes - Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana and Rural Self Employment Training Institute.