Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani Paid Tribute to Former VP Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.
CM Vasundhara Raje, who was elected to step into late Shekhawat’s shoes in Rajasthan fondly remembered the veteran BJP leader Late Bhairo Singh Shekhawat on his 93rd birth anniversary.
CM Pays Her Tribute at Late Bhairon Singh’s Memorial
On the occasion of late Singh’s birthday, Rajasthan CM and Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani paid their tributes at his memorial situated in Vidyadhar Nagar, Jaipur.
“Singh was the mentor, guide and inspiration for many. Even today, we try to adopt his teachings in our everyday life. We all have learnt a lot of things from him. Even though he is no longer here, his memories will stay alive within our minds”, she reminisced, recollecting the memoirs of past.
Late Shekhawat’s daughter and son in law, other relatives, the state council of ministers, dignitaries and public representatives offered their prayers on this occasion.
Singh was One of the Most Powerful Leaders of Rajasthan
Often referred to as the ‘Babosa’ (a term used for Head of the Family in vernacular language), Singh stepped into the world of politics in 1952. His political career spanned across half a century, wherein he actively fulfilled his duty as the MLA of Ramgarh constituency. Throughout his political career, he was elected as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan thrice. He also served as Vice President of India 19th August 2002 to 21st July 2007. It was said that Rajasthan has just one lion and that is ‘Singh’.
Robert McNamara, the Chairman of World Bank, conferred the title ‘Rockefeller of India’ on Singh for his efficient control on state police and bureaucracy. His ‘Antyoday Yojana‘ was a cleverly implemented strategy to improve the status of poverty-stricken people in the state. Singh is appreciated for designing tactical policies for industrialization, education and tourism in Rajasthan. Moreover, the world applauds his historic conduct of Rajya Sabha. He actively fulfilled his duties as a government servant until he succumbed to old age health issues. His death on 15th May 2010, came as a shock for the natives. The beloved ‘lion’ had left his den forever.
Trust Organized Commemoration Ceremony On Singh’s Birthday
A commemoration ceremony was organized by Sundar Singh Bhandari Trust for facilitating MLAs and state officers at Indira Gandhi Panchayatiraj Centre, this Sunday. Senior Minister L.K. Advani expressed his happiness on attending late Singh’s birth anniversary. He utilized this opportunity to talk about his book ‘My Country, My Life’ and recalled Singh’s memorable contributions to Rajasthan politics.