New Delhi :-
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Former Vice President of India, Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat on his 100th birth anniversary. Shri Modi remarked that Bhairon Singh Ji played an instrumental role in enhancing India’s democratic fabric and his tenure is remembered for its commitment to furthering the standards of Parliamentary debates and discussions. Prime Minister Modi also shared some glimpses of his interactions with the Former Vice President.
In a thread post on X, the Prime Minister said:
“Today is a very special day – it is the 100th birth anniversary of the respected statesman Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Ji. India will always be grateful to him for his exemplary leadership and efforts towards our nation’s progress. He was someone who was liked across the political spectrum and by people from all walks of life.
Also sharing some glimpses of my interactions with him.
“Bhairon Singh Ji was a visionary leader and effective administrator. He distinguished himself as an excellent Chief Minister, taking Rajasthan to new heights of progress. What stood out was his emphasis on ensuring a better quality of life for the poor, farmers, youth and women of Rajasthan. He initiated numerous measures to further rural development.
As the Vice President of India, Bhairon Singh Ji played an instrumental role in enhancing our democratic fabric. His tenure is remembered for its commitment to furthering the standards of Parliamentary debates and discussions. His wit and humour are also remembered with great joy.
I have countless memories of interacting with Bhairon Singh Ji. This included the times when I was working for the Party organisation and during the Ekta Yatra in the early 1990’s. Whenever I would meet him, I would learn so much about aspects like water conservation, poverty alleviation and more.
In 2001 I became the Chief Minister of Gujarat and a year later, Bhairon Singh Ji became the Vice President of India. I was fortunate to receive his constant support during those years. He had graced the 2005 Vibrant Gujarat Summit during which he praised the work we were doing in Gujarat.
He had even released a book penned by me – Aankh Aa Dhanya Che. Here is a picture from that programme.
Today, we reiterate our commitment to realising the vision of Bhairon Singh Ji for our nation and to ensure that every Indian leads a life of dignity as well as receives numerous opportunities to shine and enrich India’s growth.”