Vice President, PM Modi recall Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s contribution on birth anniversary

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday remembered Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary, saying his love for the motherland will always remain an inspiration for every Indian.

“He was a great patriot who fought relentlessly to preserve national unity and total integration of Jammu & Kashmir into India. His love for motherland will always remain an inspiration for every Indian,” the official Twitter account of the Vice President of India tweeted.

Syama Prasad Mookerjee was born in 1901 in then Calcutta.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Syama Prasad Mookerjee was an accomplished barrister, philosopher and educationist of great repute.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary, saying he made courageous efforts to further India’s unity.

“I bow to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Jayanti. A devout patriot, he made exemplary contributions towards India’s development,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

Syama Prasad Mookerjee made courageous efforts to further India’s unity, the prime minister said.

“His thoughts and ideals give strength to millions across the nation,” he said.

He was the youngest ever vice-chancellor of Calcutta University and served the nation with distinction as Independent India’s first Minister of Industry and Supply, the vice president observed.