Antyodaya Diwas 2022

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Antyodaya Diwas is celebrated every year on 25 September to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, one of the prominent personalities in the history of Indian politics.

Important facts

  • This year Antyodaya Diwas is the 106th birth anniversary of Upadhyay.

  • Antyodaya means "uplifting the poorest of the poor" or "rise of the last person".

  • The day was declared by the Government of India on September 25, 2014 and is being officially celebrated since the year 2015.

About Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

  • He was born on September 25, 1916 in Chandrabhan village near Farah town in Mathura district, now known as Deendayal Dham.

  • His father's name was Bhagwati Prasad and he was an astrologer, mother's name was Rampyari.

  • The philosophy presented by him is called 'Integral Humanism'.

  • Its objective was to present an 'indigenous socio-economic model' in which human beings are at the centre of development.

  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay opposed western 'capitalist individualism' and 'Marxist socialism' and welcomed modern technology and western science.

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