Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday urged BJP workers to work for poor and downtrodden people by following the message of the late Bharatiya Jana Sang leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Nadda was at the Law Bhawan in Sector 37-A here to attend the birth centenary celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Upadhyaya was born on September 25, 1916.
Speaking on the occasion, Nadda threw light on the philosophy and thoughts of Upadhyaya. “Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya believed in the philosophy of Antyodaya so that the last person in the line gets the benefits of development and growth. If the last person is happy then your work is done,” said Nadda, adding that the birth centenary functions would continue till October next year.
Nadda told the audience about the social security flagship schemes of the BJP government, including the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, mega credit scheme for small and micro enterprises up to Rs 10 lakh, which was kickstarted on Friday.
Local MP Kirron Kher took the audience interesting snippets of Upadhyay’s life. “Do not join the BJP for grabbing any position or seat. We are not here to rule but to serve people. Keep selfish thoughts away; first think about the nation,” she said.
City BJP president Sanjay Tandon and former BJP organising secretary of Punjab and Chandigarh Ajay Jamwal were present on the occasion.
However, after the function, when asked about the government’s efforts to tackle dengue, the union health minister refused to talk to the media.