Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday launch a series of works dedicated to Deen Dayal Upadhyay in his birth centenary year. The 15-volume work highlights key events in the life of Upadhyay, the journey of Jana Sangh and of the country includes watershed events like the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, Tashkent agreement, and Goa’s liberation, reported PTI.
The penultimate volume records events leading up to the murder of Upadhyay soon after he became Jana Sangh chief in 1967. The collection ‘The Complete Works of Deendayal Upadhyaya’ collated from varied sources contains writings, speeches, intellectual discourses and dialogues of Upadhyaya, who pioneered the philosophy of Integral Humanism. It is being brought out by the Research and Development Foundation for integral Humanism and Prabhat Publications, while being edited by Mahesh Chandra Sharma.
“The entire literature of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya has now been published. Although much delayed, as it comes after five decades of his passing away, the publication of The Complete Works of Deendayal Upadhyaya, in his birth centenary year of 2016 is a momentous occasion,” Sharma said.
He said each volume features a dedicated preface written by a dignitary and is dedicated to important personalities whose biographical sketches have also been featured.
The 15 volumes are dedicated to as many important personalities who had served the nation in many meaningful ways; their biographical sketches, also included in these volumes, highlight key events from their lives.
The BJP had on September 25, the birth anniversary of Upadhyay, in Kozhikode called for the celebration of Pandit Upadhyay’s birth centenary year as the year of the welfare of the downtrodden across the country.