Address an audience of about 10,000 people, drawn from Self Help Groups, Panchayats, water conservation innovators, and beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana at Pusa, PM Modi stressed on the need for comprehensive and "outcome driven" efforts and not "output driven" ones. "We are constantly motivated by his noble service and emphasis on rural development", PM Modi said in tweet and shared a video on his life as well. Nanaji had actively participated in Bhoodan Movement of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. On November 4, 1974 when JP led a massive demonstration in Patna to protest oppression by Indira's Congress, the police made lathi charge in which the legendary leader was the target.
"Today, we pay tributes to the great Loknayak JP and Nanaji Deshmukh, who worked closely with JP".
After declaration of emergency in 1975, Nanajee was lodged in Jail for almost 17 months. Nanaji had represented Balrampur parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha. He did pioneering work towards poverty alleviation, rural health, rural education and took forward the legacy of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya for nation building.
Nanaji was also a social activist.
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While he played a crucial role in the social restructuring of over 500 villages, the RSS veteran also established the country's first rural university - Chitrakoot Gramodya Vishwavidyalaya. For his exemplary social work, government of India honoured the verteran with the Padma Vibhushan.
The former Rajya Sabha member passed away on 27 February, 2010 at the age of 94. After his death, his body was donated to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), as per his wishes. Both these individuals distinguished themselves and devoted their lives towards the betterment of our nation.
"I bow to the venerable Loknayak JP on his Jayanti". The likes of Loknayak JP and Dr. Lohia were active during the "Quit India" movement, inspired by the clarion call of Mahatma Gandhi.
Modi said it was imperative that correct guidelines flow down from above and correct information flows up from below. Attending a special function to mark the birth centenary of Nanaji Deshmukh, PM Modi spoke of the farsightedness of Nanaji in making villages self reliant and disease free. When Janata Government was formed in 1977, Nanaji Deshmukh was requested to join the Government as a Minister but he did not do so.