Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan Birth Anniversary

  • The Prime Minister of India has paid tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his
    birth anniversary.
  • Jayaprakash Narayan born on 11th October 1902, in Sitabdiara, Bihar, popularly referred
    to as JP or Lok Nayak (People’s Leader), was an Indian Independence activist, social
    reformer and political leader.
  • Influenced by both Marxist ideas in the US and Gandhian ideology.
  • Joined the Indian National Congress in 1929 and participated in the civil disobedience
    movement and Quit India Movement.
  • Devoted his life to the Bhoodan Yajna Movement, advocating land redistribution to the
    landless, inspired by Vinoba Bhave.
  • He led the movement against the Indira Gandhi Regime in response to electoral law
    violations, promoting a program of ‘Sampoorna Kranti’ or total revolution in 1974.
  • The ‘Total Revolution’ had seven components: political, social, economic, cultural,
    ideological, educational, and spiritual.
  • His objective was to bring about societal change in line with the ideals of Sarvodaya, a
    Gandhian philosophy emphasizing progress for all.
  • Jayaprakash Narayan was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1999. Died: 8th
    October, 1979.