Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan Birth Anniversary:
The Prime Minister of India has paid tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his birth anniversary.
- Jayaprakash Narayan born on 11th October 1902, in Sitabdiara, Bihar, popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak (People’s Leader), was an Indian Independence activist, social reformer and political leader.
- Influenced by both Marxist ideas in the US and Gandhian ideology.
- Joined the Indian National Congress in 1929 and participated in the civil disobedience movement and Quit India Movement.
- Devoted his life to the Bhoodan Yajna Movement, advocating land redistribution to the landless, inspired by Vinoba Bhave.
- He led the movement against the Indira Gandhi Regime in response to electoral law violations, promoting a program of ‘Sampoorna Kranti’ or total revolution in 1974.
- The ‘Total Revolution’ had seven components: political, social, economic, cultural, ideological, educational, and spiritual.
- His objective was to bring about societal change in line with the ideals of Sarvodaya, a Gandhian philosophy emphasizing progress for all.
- Jayaprakash Narayan was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1999. Died: 8th October, 1979.