Why Good Governance Day is celebrated?
Good Governance Day is celebrated every year in India on 25th December as the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to honor Prime Minister Vajpayee by promoting awareness among the Indian people of accountability in government.
Keeping this principle in mind, the Government of India has declared Good Governance Day as the working day for the government.
On 23 December 2014, ninety-year-old former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, were announced by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as the recipient of India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
After the announcement, the administration of the newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the time, setting it up said that, the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister will be celebrated every year as Good Governance Day in India.
Good Governance Day was first announced on the birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
Good Governance Day has been announced on the basis of “Good Governance through e-Governance”. It is an event celebrated by inviting all government officials for meeting and communication and later attending the main function. It is celebrated by organizing a long exhibition and inviting government officials to participate and give some suggestions about e-governance and exhibition.
Incidentally, the announcement of Good Governance Day in India coincides with the 25 December Christmas celebration (a gazetted holiday), although Good Governance Day has been announced to work throughout the day. This was the 90th birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji when this announcement was made.
How to celebrate Good Governance Day?
The NDA government has announced to celebrate Good Governance Day on 25 December every year on the birth anniversaries of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malaviya. A message was sent by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to government offices, schools, colleges and other educational institutions to celebrate Good Governance Day by organizing various activities.
Students of schools and colleges participate in many activities such as: essay writing competition, debate, group discussion, quiz competition, sports etc.
For the convenience of the students, online competitions have also been arranged such as: online essay writing, online quiz competition, etc.
It was announced that all students could participate in the activities during the two-day (25–26 December) celebrations of Good Governance Day. It was also confirmed that opening of schools is not necessary if online competitions will be held on 25 December.
Students may or may not participate in the competition because the online competition is voluntary. This is not a ceremony to force students to participate in competitions.
The participation or not of the students depends on their own wishes. Students can participate in competitions from their homes or other places where they can use the Internet.
Objectives of celebrating Good Governance Day
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday was declared as Good Governance Day to achieve many objectives:
- To provide an “open and accountable administration” in the country by making the government process viable.
- Good Governance Day is celebrated to make people aware of the Government’s commitment to provide a transparent and accountable administration in the country.
- It is celebrated to enhance the welfare and well-being of common citizens in India.
- Along with standardizing the functioning of the government, it is celebrated for a highly effective and accountable governance for the Indian people.
- It is celebrated to implement good and effective policies to fulfill a mission of good governance in India.
- It is celebrated to commit government officials to internal processes and their work.
- To enhance growth and development in the country through good governance.
- To bring citizens closer to the government and make them an active participant in the process of good governance.
Good Governance Day 2020
On December 25, the BJP is now preparing to help farmers on the pretext of Good Governance Day. On this day, the Prime Minister will transfer the amount to the accounts of the farmers. At the same time, he will also address farmers across the country.
BJP officials are preparing to connect farmers with this event. Every year on 25 December, the BJP celebrates Bharat Ratna former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary as Good Governance Day.
Good Governance Day will be special this time. Actually Prime Minister Narendra Modi will transfer 18 thousand crore rupees in the accounts of nine crore farmers across the country under the PM Kisan Yojana on this day.
At the same time, on the pretext of this event, Prime Minister Modi will also address farmers across the country at 12 noon.
The central and state leadership of the BJP has planned to add more and more farmers during this event. The program will be broadcast through various TV channels and Internet media.
Therefore, in the event, the Prime Minister’s address will be heard to farmers by putting screens in all the block headquarters in the district. For this, all the Mandal presidents and officials have been given the responsibility.
At the same time, Prime Minister Modi’s address will be heard by calling the farmers outside all APMC and cooperative institutions and the government leaflets sent by the Center will be distributed to the farmers committed to the interest of the farmers.
Good Governance Day will be celebrated on 24 December
Instructions have been issued by the General Administration Department to celebrate the birthday of former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on December 24, 2020, one day before the 25th of December as Good Governance Day. According to the guidelines issued by the General Administration Department, on December 24, 2020, officers and employees will take an oath of good governance in all government offices on Good Governance Day.
In which a resolution will be taken to make the government more transparent, participative, public welfare focused and accountable by being determined to set the highest standards of good governance established by former Prime Minister Shri Vajpayee.
Author – Riya