Bhubaneswar, 26/12/2022: AIIMS Bhubaneswar observed Good Governance Day on the 98th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister, legendary statesman Bharat Ratna late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee yesterday. Speaking on occasion AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Prof (Dr) Ashutosh Biswas stressed awareness accountability responsibility transparency and integrity (AARTI) for good governance in every sector.
Being the founder of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, the former Prime Minister brought a radical change in the healthcare sector in the state. Reiterating the dynamism of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, AIIMS Bhubaneswar paid rich tributes to Bharat Ratna on his 98th birth anniversary.
To mark the occasion a meeting was held yesterday at AIIMS Bhubaneswar coordinated by Addl. Prof (Anatomy) Dr. Prabhash Ranjan Tripathy. Dean (Academics) Dr. P R Mohapatra, MS Dr. S N Mohanty, Deputy Director (Administration)I/c Rasmi Ranjan Sethy, registrar B B Mishra along with faculty members, students and staff attended the meeting.
Dignitaries, personalities from different corners of society paid floral tributes to the statue of the Late Vajpayee at AIIMS Bhubaneswar campus.
It may be noted here that the statue of the late Vajpayee has been installed in the AIIMS Bhubaneswar campus. The former Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, on 15th July 2003. AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the second AIIMS in the country and the only AIIMS whose foundation stone was laid by Shri Vajpayee.AIIMS Bhubaneswar has become a trusted Health Care Institution in eastern India.
The Prime Minister said that Veer Bal Diwas will remind us Age does not matter when it comes to extreme valour and sacrifice. Veer Bal Diwas will remind us of the immense contribution of ten Sikh gurus and the sacrifice of the Sikh tradition for protecting the honour of the nation. “Veer Bal Diwas will tell us what is India and what is its identity and every year, Veer Bal Diwas will inspire us to recognize our past and make our future. This will also remind everyone about the strength of our young generation”, the Prime Minister added. The Prime Minister paid grateful tributes to the Veer Sahibzades, Gurus and Mata Gurjari. “I consider it to be the good fortune of our government that we got the opportunity to declare 26th December as Veer Bal Diwas”, he said.
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Puri; Chief Minister of Punjab Shri Bhagwant Mann; Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde, Minister of State for Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi also graced the event.
On the occasion Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde said that our country is the land of heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect their country, religion and self-respect, and it is our duty to remember the deeds of such heroes and be grateful to them. Giving the example of freedom fighter Rajguru, Shri Shinde said that the state of Maharashtra has also produced many heroes and martyrs who sacrificed their lives for their motherland. And it is only now that their sacrifices are being recognized and brought before the world.
On the occasion Chief Minister of Punjab Shri Bhagwant Mann said that Prime Minister has brought the supreme sacrifice of Sahibzadas Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji to the world today. He also thanked the Prime Minister for giving an opportunity to host two conferences of G20 in Punjab in the holy city of Amritsar. He added “People will come from all over the world, and we will show them Darbar Saheb, Jallianwala Bagh and parade of Wagha border.”