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Freedom fighter G Sushila passed away

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News Desk | Freedom fighter and senior member of the famous Vadakkath family G Sushila passed away on Wednesday evening at her Anakkara home. Official sources gave this information. He told on Thursday that Sushila was 100 years old and she was in bed for the last eight years.

Susheela was born in 1921 in Anakkara Vadakkatha Theravada to a well-known family. Sushila took part in the freedom struggle when she was studying in Madras. She also went to jail for participating in a procession organized there under the Quit India Movement. A follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s principles, Sushila also served as the National Secretary of the women’s wing of the Congress. After independence, she stayed away from active politics.

Noted freedom fighters Ammu Swaminathan, AV Kuttimalu Amma, Captain Lakshmi and renowned dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai are some of the prominent members of the Anakkara Vadakkath family. Sushil is survived by a son and a daughter. Condoling her demise, Kerala Assembly Speaker Rajesh recalled her contribution to the Indian independence movement and said that she did remarkable work for the empowerment of women.

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PM pays tribute to Deendayal Upadhyay on his birth anniversary

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News Desk | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay on his 105th birth anniversary and said Upadhyay devoted his entire life to nation building.

The Prime Minister tweeted, “Humping tributes to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay ji, the pioneer of Integral Manav Darshan, on his birth anniversary. He dedicated his life in nation building. His thoughts will always inspire the countrymen.

Upadhyay was born on September 25, 1916 in Mathura. He was a pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Together with Syama Prasad Mookerjee, he founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. The BJP emerged in 1980 from the Bharatiya Jana Sangh itself. Upadhyay’s ideas on Integral Humanism and Antyodaya are central to the BJP’s ideology.

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Dr Jitendra Singh pays tribute to Professor Satish Dhawan on his birth anniversary

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News Desk | Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh has paid tribute to eminent Indian rocket scientist, former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Padma Vibhushan Professor Satish Dhawan on his birth anniversary. In a tweet on Saturday, Dr Singh said, “Like Professor Vikram Sarabhai, Professor Dhawan was also one of the founding members of ISRO and shaped the Indian space program in the early decades after the country’s independence.

Professor Satish Dhawan was born on 25 September 1920 in Srinagar and completed his B.A., M.A., B.E. (1945), M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering. (1947), Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Mathematics (1951) School of Panjab University, Lahore (Undivided India); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Educated from California Institute of Technology. He was a famous rocket scientist of India who contributed in taking the country’s space program to new heights.

He succeeded Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the Indian space program, as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 1972. He made many positive changes in the Indian Institute of Science and brought foreign talent apart from the country into it. Professor Dhawan had also established new departments and inspired the students for new researches. His efforts made the dream of communication satellite INSAT, remote sensing satellite IRS and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) come true. This great scientist died on 3 January 2002.

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Vice President Naidu pays tribute to Deen Dayal Upadhyay

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News Desk | Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday paid tributes to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay on his 105th birth anniversary, saying his integral humanism and philosophy of ‘Antyodaya’ is inspiring many.

Born on this day in Mathura in 1916, Upadhyay was a founding member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was born in 1980 from the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.

Naidu said that Upadhyay was a great nationalist, extraordinary organiser, visionary thinker and a dedicated social activist. The Vice President’s Secretariat tweeted, quoting Naidu, “His philosophy of Antyodaya and ‘Integral Humanism’ continues to inspire many.

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