What is Good Governance Day?

Good governance day is the celebration of the birth anniversary of our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The day was announced in 2014 with the objective of creating awareness about how a government should be accountable. It is celebrated every year with workshops events functions and much more being organized. They take place in schools, colleges, government offices, and educational institutions.

When is Good Governance Day in India celebrated?

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Good governance day is celebrated every year on the 25th of December. The way in which this day came into the picture is astounding. On the 23rd of December in 2014, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was awarded the Bharat Ratna by our countries President Pranab Mukherjee. Subsequent to this, the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi named the 25th of December as Good Governance Day.

There have been many criticisms towards this decision as Good Governance Day falls on the same date as Christmas. This means that it would be a working day for government officials. The Indian National Congress even put into question the secularism that exists in this nation because of this.

Now, why should we celebrate Good Governance Day in India?

A government is the backbone of a nation. It is the body that ensures the smooth functioning of a population and makes sure that social, economic, and cultural justice prevails. It puts down rights and laws which every citizen has to follow in order to maintain harmony and peace.

There have been many instances where governments have failed to satisfy their people. However, such is not the case when former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in position. He was known to be an outstanding Democrat and an excellent example of why India needed good governance. To honor his notable contributions to the nation it is only fair to celebrate this day in his name.

National Good Governance Day Quotes

Here are some quotes that highlight the essence of a good government. share them with your friends, families, and loved ones on this good governance day.

Leaders say “no” to corruption. Anyone playing a role in governance, and is not ready to do this is not a leader.

The whole art of government consists of the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

Governance is corrupted when political power is used to gain wealth and when wealth is used to gain political power.

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