Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
The birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya is observed on September 25. Upadhyaya was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) thinker and one of the founders of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS). He was born in 1916 at a village in Uttar Pradesh.
He joined the RSS in 1937 during his college days. Apart from his political career, he started Rashtra Dharma publication from Lucknow for spreading Hindutva ideology. He also started a weekly magazine Panchjanya and a daily Swadesh. A 63-feet tall statue of Upadhyaya was unveiled last year during the inauguration of the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre on the Varanasi-Chandauli border.