Exclusive Atal Bihari Vajpayee Birthday: Special Programmes, Documentaries by Yogi Government & Launch of Train 18

The Uttar Pradesh government has planned to observe Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary as Good Governance Day with programmes such as Kavi Sammelans, debates, poetry recitals, rangoli competitions and extempore debates in all the schools and colleges in the state.

Yogi Adityanath government is ready to celebrate the 95th birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister. Photos of these competitions will be displayed at the main programme to be held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Scientific Convention Centre in Lucknow on Tuesday.

On December 25, a two-hour play, ‘Rashtra Purush Atal’, will be staged by a 200-strong group from Maharashtra including, A ‘Kavi Sammelan’ has been scheduled for the next day.

According to a report by The Indian Express, between December 23 and 26, the culture department of UP has lined up a series of programmes that are being organised in coordination with other departments including higher education, secondary education, tourism, information, language and Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan.

The tourism department has been tasked to make a documentary on three places associated with Vajpayee: Lucknow, Balrampur, and Bateshwar (Agra). While Vajpayee had won his first election from in 1957 from Balrampur, Bateshwar in Agra is Vajpayee’s ancestral village. Vajpayee was MP from 2004 to 2009 from Lucknow.

The Yogi administration is also planning to install a statue of Vajpayee inside the secretariat of the state government in Lucknow.

Launch of Train 18 on Atal Ji’s Birthday:

Train 18 is Likely to launch on Vajpayee Ji’s Birthday. It will start from New Delhi station at 6 am, and is expected to reach Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, at 2 pm. As the input cost of the Rs. 100-crore, Train 18 is high, the fare structure will also be higher than the normal fare.

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