Antyodaya Diwas observes on 25 September to mark Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s Birth Anniversary. In India September 25 observed as Antyodaya Diwas across the country to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Who is a historian, philosopher and political activist. In this day government organises programmes like blood donation camps and seminars to mark this occasion.
- To celebrate this occasion Rural Development Ministry renewed the existing skill development program named Aajeevika Skills as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY).
- The Scheme is launched to enable rural poor youth to benefit from national and international employment opportunities.
Who is Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya?
- He was well-known political personality and thoughtful philosopher. He was also coordinator and famous leader of Jan Sangh, which is considered precursor to BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).
- He launched the weekly Panchjanya and daily Swadesh. He wrote drama Chandragupta Maurya in Hindi and later wrote a biography of Shankaracharya.
- He advocated his own brand of Integral Humanism which combined morality in politics and human centric approach to economics.
1) World Pharmacists Day 2020 is also celebrated on? – September 25
2) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana has launched under which ministry? – Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
3) Name the Mission which is renamed as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-(DAY-NULM) – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)
4) World Pharmacists Day established in which year? – 2009
5) Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas is observed on which date? – March 04
6) Government of India has provisioned how many crores for the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana scheme? – Rs.500 crore
7) Jan Aushadhi Diwas is observed on which Date? – March 07
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