# Event held on December 25 in Delhi
# Minister of State for AYUSH and Minister of State for Woman and Child Development Dr. Mahendra Munjapara was chief guest
New Delhi, December 25, 2023:
Atal Foundation held an event on December 25th, in New Delhi, to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The event marked third edition of the Atal Gaurav Awards and the inaugural Atal International Awards. Out of various applications received from individuals across the country, 35 were selected for the Atal Gaurav Awards, and 11 candidates from different countries were chosen for the Atal International Awards.
The guests at the event included Dr. Mahendra Munjapara, Minister of State for AYUSH and Minister of State for Woman and Child Development. He honored recipients of Atal Gaurav Awards and Atal International Awards. Notable figures present at the occasion included senior BJP leader Shyam Jaju, renowned astrologer Rajesh Ojha, Bamba Lal Divakar, Bagish Kumar Goswami (Peethadheeshwar, Dwarkadhish), Uday Mahurkar (Information Commissioner, Government of India), and Thakur Hukum Singh Bhati, Chairman of Haryana State Cooperative Apex Bank.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Mahendra Munjapara talked about the vision of becoming a global leader by 2047, inspired by Atal Ji. He praised the Atal Foundation for its commendable work in advancing the country’s interests. Senior BJP leader Shyam Jaju acknowledged the foundation’s efforts and highlighted the transformative leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Renowned astrologer Rajesh Ojha reflected on Atal Ji’s teachings, emphasizing the importance of staying calm in life. He commended the Atal Foundation for its contribution to society. Aparna Singh, the National President of the Atal Foundation, expressed satisfaction with the foundation’s role in realizing Atal Ji’s dreams.
Recipients of the Atal Gaurav Awards and the Atal International Awards shared their thoughts. Geeta Babu from Kerala, honored with the Atal Gaurav Award, expressed joy and pledged to continue serving the needy. Avanish Singh Bisht, Director of Ajay Poly Private Limited, received recognition in the “Make in India” category of the Atal International Awards. He expressed happiness and committed to contributing to the “Make in India” initiative.
Krishna Kumar Shrestha, Member of Parliament from Bara, Nepal, received the Atal International Award in the category of “Diplomatic Peace.” He credited Atal Ji’s ideals for inspiring him to dedicate himself to society. Toni Il Supsong from South Korea, recognized at the international level, affirmed his support for Atal Ji’s principles.
The Atal Foundation organizes an annual event to celebrate Atal Ji’s life. This year, 11 individuals from different countries, including four Non-Resident Indians, were honored with the Atal International Awards.