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Atal Shakti Sthal to be built in Pokhran

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Published : Aug 26, 2018, 5:26 am IST
Updated : Aug 26, 2018, 6:02 am IST

Many countries had imposed ban on India following the nuclear test, however, Atal ji proved that he had strong nerves, she added.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje (Photo: File)
 Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje (Photo: File)

Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje today announced a memorial for former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in Pokhran. It will be called Atal Shakti Sthal,” she said while addressing a rally during her Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra in Jaisalmer’s Ramdevra.  

“Vajpayee ji established India as a super power in the world through nuclear test in Pokran hence there should be a memorial in his name in Pokran,” the CM said. Many countries had imposed ban on India following the nuclear test, however, Atal ji proved that he had strong nerves, she added.

 

“Pokran is the ideal place for Atal Shakti Sthal,” said the CM who also remembered how he former prime minister had given her the responsibility of taking Kargil martyrs’ mortal remains to their homes and to meet their families to provide them moral support.

Earlier, state education minister Vasudev Devnani had declared that the former PM’s biography would be taught in schools. He said that he had written to Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) to prepare the course material and include it in the school text books.

“Former Prime Minister’s biography would be also provided in every library in the state,” Mr Devani added.

 

“Achievements under the former PM’s leadership and major changes including Kargil victory, nuclear test and infrastructure projects like Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan and rural road connectivity must be taught to students,” he said. Apart from that, former PM’s biography would be provided in every library in the state.

Four years ago, Kali Charan Saraf too had announced a chapter on Modi’s ‘life and struggles’ and the former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in the school curriculum.

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Location: India, Rajasthan, Jaipur