Good Governance Day is celebrated every year on 25 December in India. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, His Samadhi namely ‘Sadiav Atal’ was dedicated to the nation and reflects his personality as a poet, humanist, statesman, and great leader. It was established in 2014 to pay tribute to the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to raise awareness about accountability in governance among the people of India.

Why is the day celebrated?

Pranab Mukherjee announced on 23 December 2014 that Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) were the recipients of India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Good Governance Day would be celebrated annually in India on the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister.

It is a reminder to the present government to be unbiased, transparent, and development-oriented.

Read More: Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his Birth Anniversary

Significance of Good Governance Day

There has been an annual celebration of Good Governance Day in the Government of India every year since the year 2014. In addition to ensuring accountability to the citizens of the country, the government also provides the citizens of the country with various government facilities through good governance.

It has been started with the aim of “Good Governance through e-Governance” and has been started throughout the country to enable the public to have access to various schemes and facilities of the Government of India through good governance.

Objectives of Good Governance Day Celebrations

  1. To ensure the message of “Good Governance Through e-Governance” is delivered effectively to all the stakeholders.
  2. To ensure that there is maximum participation from the stakeholders viz government, industry and public.
  3. Showcasing of technologies and solutions by the government and the industry, instrumental in the Digital India program.
  4. Highlighting the key achievements and activities of the ministry that have played an instrumental role in furthering the cause of Good Governance.
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