Atal Bihari Vajpayee remembered on first death anniversary
On the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a prayer meeting was held in Delhi. It was attended by the President and the PM.
Today marks the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A prayer meeting was organised in Delhi at his samadhi.
President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah attended the prayer meeting and paid tribute to the former leader. The family of former Prime Minister also attended the program.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also paid tribute to Vajpayee. She appealed to the people to maintain Vajpayee's principles of humanity and Kashmiriyat.
On social media too, people are paying their respects to Vajpayee in their own way. #AtalBihariVajpayee and #Atalji are trending on Twitter.
Mamata Banerjee served under Vajpayee as Railway Minister.
The former prime minister died on 16 August last year at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was unable to walk and speak for many years.
President Ramnath Kovind meeting the family of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister thrice. His first term lasted just 13 days, and the second only 13 months.
Vajpayee started politics as a student leader, and was a long time member of the Jan Sangh, the forerunner to the BJP.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]