Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan & Nanaji Deshmukh Jayanti


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    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Bharat Ratna Nanaji Deshmukh  and Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on their birth anniversary.


    • Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan: He was born on October 11, 1902, in the remote village of Sitabdiara, Bihar.
      • He was  marxist in his youth and   founder general secretary of the Congress Socialist Party and the Socialist Party.
      • He was a hero of the 1942 Quit India movement
      • He declined to join Nehru’s cabinet and after 1955 quit active politics.
      • He became a Gandhian and was involved in the Bhoodan movement.
      • He was leader of the Bihar movement and he became the symbol of opposition to Emergency and was the moving force behind the formation of Janata Party.
      • Total Revolution: It was put forward by Jayaprakash Narayan in the wake of Bihar Movement in Patna on June 5, 1974.
        • It is a further extension of Gandhi’s thought on socio-economic problems and technique of change in the context of contemporary social, economic and political reality.
    • Nanaji Deshmukh : He was born on October 11, 1916. 
      • He was social reformer and politician from India
        • He was a founder member of the Janata Party and one of the senior most members of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
      •  He worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance. 
      • His stellar contribution towards rural development showed the way for a new paradigm of empowering those living in our villages. 
      • He  was an active participant of the Bhoodan Movement launched by Acharya Vinoba Bhave. 
      • He also extended his support to Jayaprakash Narayan’s call for ‘Total Revolution’.