Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) crusader Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s native village in Mathura will soon be converted into a rural tourism spot.
According to The Economic Times, the Yogi Adityanath government has sent the proposal of naming Mughulsarai station after Upadhyay to the Central government, marking the centenary year celebrations of the Jan Sangh founder. Mughulsarai happens to be one of the country’s busiest railway stations in India.
It is the same station where the RSS ideologue had died in 1968 under mysterious circumstances. Also, letterheads of all Uttar Pradesh ministers will be embossed with logos of the Jan Sangh founder.
Upadhyay was born in Nagla Chandrabhan village in 1917. This place will be developed as part of UP’s rural tourism policy and would also provide glimpses of Upadhayaya’s early life.
The UP government has also decided to name a new civil terminal at Agra’s Indian Air Force airport after Upadhyaya. The terminal will come up soon.
As part of the celebrations, a programme has also been planned to cover all 438 Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in Uttar Pradesh over the next five years, by selecting one ULB in each of the 75 districts of the state every year, to develop it as a ‘Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Adarsh Nagar Panchayat’.
The state government has also decided that all the UP transport bus drivers will be rewarded Rs 1 lakh in Upadhyaya’s name if they are not been involved in any road accident in their service term and have excellent behaviour.
On his birthday on September 25, a Prabhat Pheri (morning procession) will also be carried out all across the state.