Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday, being celebrated as Good Governance Day

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday, is being celebrated as Good Governance Day across the country today. Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to honor Mr Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the people of accountability in government.

On December 23, 2014, Mr Vajpayee, and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) were announced as recipients of the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.

Following the announcement, the Modi government announced that the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister will be henceforth commemorated annually in India as Good Governance Day.

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