The holiday is observed mostly in the state of Andhra Pradesh, due to Andhra University, one of the oldest premier universities in India, conferred an honorary doctorate on him in 1973. However, the 100th birth anniversary of Jagjivan Ram was celebrated nationwide in 2008. Special ceremonies were held at his statues at the Parliament and a Nizam College.
Babu Jagjivan Ram is a national hero. He served as a minister with various portfolios for more than 40 years. He made important contributions to the Indian development during this service. He was the Defense Minister of India during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, his contributions to the Green Revolution in India (times of introduction of modern agricultural techniques, high-yield crop varieties) and modernization of Indian agriculture is well remembered.Remind me with Google Calendar
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