People from various parts of the country are paying homage to Jan Nayak, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on 16th August. ON Saturday, the Asthi Kalash Yatra of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee began from Somnath Sanskrit University and ended at Triveni Sangam Ghat. Atal ji’s ashes were immersed at Triveni Sangam Ghat in Somnath, Gujarat as well.
In Uttar Pradesh, the ashes of former prime minister were immersed in the Ganga river at Varanasi as thousands converged to pay their last respects to Jan Nayak, Atal BIhari Vajpayee. The urn carrying the ashes of Vajpayee was taken in a procession from Phoolpur. State BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey emptied the urn carrying the ashes into the river amid chanting of vedic hymns.
People paid tributes to the Late Atal ji’s urns as the Asthi Kalash Yatra reached Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. Despite heavy rain, people paid floral tributes in large numbers. Atal ji’s ashes will be immersed in Triveni Sangam at Kanyakumari and Beas river in Manali today.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an “exemplary statesman”.
The UN Chief, during his visit to the Permanent Mission of India this week, extended his heartfelt condolences to the former Prime Minister’s family. He recalled that he had met Vajpayee during the first India-EU summit. The UN chief added that he would always be remembered as an “exemplary statesman and leader who worked selflessly for peace and development in India and the world”.