Good Governance Day
Celebrating good governance day every year all over India on the 25th of December has been declared by the Government of India. Actually the 25th of December is the birth anniversary of our former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee which has been declared as the Good Governance Day to give him honor and respect forever. It has been declared by the Indian government that the 25th of December (Good Governance Day) would be the full working day.
Good Governance Day 2019
Good Governance Day (Susasan Divas) in India was celebrated on Wednesday, 25th December 2019 on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“Sadaiv Atal” the Samadhi or grave of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be visited by the Senior Ministers and politicians of India and a floral tribute will be offered to him.
Workers and senior office bearers of Bhartiya Janata Party which also forms the present government in the state of Uttar Pradesh have constituted a meeting in the Badau district on Saturday, 21st December 2019. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the preparations for the events on Susasan Divas. In the meeting, it was decided that the birth anniversary of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be celebrated in all the 2557 booths across the district.
On the occasion of Good Governance Day, a 25 ft bronze statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is expected to be unveiled at Lucknow by the present Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The statue is the tallest statue of former Prime Minister in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The base on which the statue stands is 8 feet high and is prepared by Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Limited.
The statue is sculpted by Sri Raj Kumar Pandit, a well-known sculptor from Jaipur, Rajasthan. The statue has been placed at the Lok Bhavan in Lucknow and will be unveiled in an event attended by the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister of U.P. among others. Though UP’s Chief Minister has made a request to the Prime Minister to unveil the statue, the latter’s office is yet to confirm his availability on 25th December.
In 2018, the 95th birth anniversary of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was celebrated across the country as Good Governance Day. The Uttar Pradesh government organized a series of events to observe the day. There were various debates, essays, poetry and speech competitions in various colleges and schools on the occasion.
34 new Antyodaya Kendras and Antyodaya Saral Kendra were started by the Haryana Chief Minister, Sri Manohar Lal Khattar on the occasion of Good Governance Day. It was also planned to make all the schemes and their respective departments online and accelerate the overall functioning of all the government departments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest Rail cum Road Bridge on Good Governance Day. The length of the bridge is 4.94 km long and it will improve the connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Bihar government has planned to make a statue of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Patna on the occasion of Good Governance Day. The location for the statue will be discussed and decided in a few weeks. The UP government has also decided to erect Sri Vajpayee’s statue in the secretariat in Lucknow.
History of Good Governance Day
The birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 25th of December, was declared in 2014 by the BJP government to be celebrated every year all through India as a Good Governance Day. It is a great honor for the people of India to celebrate good governance day in India annually on the birth anniversary of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Good Governance Day on the birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee was announced first by the department of electronics and information technology of the Indian government.
The declaration of good governance day is done on the basis of “Good Governance through e-Governance”. It was an event that was to be celebrated by inviting all the government officials for meeting and communication which later comprises as the main function. It is celebrated by organizing a day-long exhibition and inviting the government officers to participate as well as suggest something about the e-governance and exhibition.
The declaration of Good Governance Day celebration in India on the 25th of December coincides with the Christmas celebration (a gazetted holiday) however on the good governance day a full working day is declared. It was the 90th birthday of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee when it got declared as good governance day.
How to Celebrate Good Governance Day
NDA government has declared to celebrate the good governance day on the 25th of December every year on the birth anniversary of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malaviya. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has communicated to celebrate the good governance day by organizing a variety of activities in government offices, schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.
Students of the schools and colleges participate in many activities such as essay writing competitions, debates, group discussions, quiz competitions, sports, and so many activities. For the easiness of the students, the online arrangement of the competitions is also done such as online essay writing, online quiz competition, etc. It is declared that two days long (25th and 26th of December) celebration of the good governance day would take place during which all the students may participate in the activities. It is also confirmed that schools are not necessary to be opened on the 25th of December as online competitions are organized.
Students may participate in competitions or may not as all the online competitions are voluntary. It is not a forceful celebration that students must participate in the competitions. Participation depends on the student’s desire to participate or not. Students may participate in competitions from their homes or other places where they can surf the internet.
Objectives of Good Governance Day
The birth anniversary of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee is declared to celebrate as good governance day to fulfill many objectives of the country:
> To re-engineering of the government processes in order to provide an “open and accountable administration” in the country.
> Good governance day is celebrated to make people aware of the government’s commitment for providing a transparent and accountable administration in the country.
> It is celebrated to enhance the welfare and betterment of the common citizens in India.
> It is celebrated to standardize the government functioning as well as make it highly effective and accountable governance for the Indian people.
> It is celebrated to implement good and effective policies to complete a mission of good governance in India.
> It is celebrated to make government officials aware of their work, internal processes and work with full commitment.
> To enhance the growth and development in the country through good governance.
> To bring citizens closer to the government to make them active participants in the good governance process.