Antyodaya – Elevation of the weakest person
By Deeya Rathore
Philosopher, statesman, intellectual and organizer par excellence, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya has been an inspiration to millions of people. Antyodaya, the lasting legacy of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya is the philosophy of Integral Humanism, which means “to lift up to the last person” or “ascension of the last person”. It is the means to rid the nation of extreme poverty and to ensure a minimum standard of living for all individuals. September 25 of each year is now celebrated as Antyodaya Diwas to mark the birthday of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. He proposed the philosophy that in the human being, the individual and the society are not competing identities, but indeed the human being himself is the society and the progress of one is the progress of one. all. This is what he called “Ekatm Manavtavad” or “Integral Humanism”.
Antyodaya is the basic principle of the political and economic philosophy of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Do not forget about nature, the fulfillment of the necessities of human life, including health care for the individual, individual education, work for all and the formation of capital were some of the morals defined under the concept of integral humanism by Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. He has always believed that the purpose of an individual is not simply to conserve culture, but to give it momentum for its revitalization as a dynamic and capable entity. His ideology argued that there is a need to train community leaders who, in turn, can address development issues at the community level.
Anyodaya’s philosophy aims for the progress and happiness of “Man”, the “Integral Man”. It means making sure that the last person on the ladder or chain benefits from growth and development. He believed that economic patterns and progress can be measured by the person at the lowest and not the highest level in society and who has risen above the economic ladder. Unless the weakest human progresses, society cannot progress!
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, was one of the founding leaders of Bharatiya Jana Sangh and has been a source of ideological advice for the Bharatiya Janata Party since its inception. In recent years, since 2014, “Antoaya” has been one of the guiding principles of the BJP Central and State government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that guided by the ideals and philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, we continually strive to improve the quality of life of the oppressed. Whether it is toilets, electricity, bank accounts, gas, education or healthcare, we have focused on providing basic amenities to the poor, disadvantaged and disadvantaged sections of the community. company.
Mission Antyodaya is a convergence and accountability framework aimed at optimizing the use and management of resources allocated by various ministries and departments of the Indian government under various programs. It is envisioned as a state-led initiative with Gram Panchayats as the focal point of the convergence efforts. The BJP-led NDA government has launched a series of social protection programs and programs on behalf of Upadhyaya. In India, disadvantaged and poor households need targeted interventions under various government plans and programs in areas such as health, nutrition and livelihoods. The Antyodaya mission seeks to converge government interventions with our governance units at the local level by pooling resources, both human and financial, to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Self-help groups are catalysts for this approach based on convergence, partnership, accountability and measurable results to ensure that resources are managed effectively to provide sustainable livelihoods to every disadvantaged household.
On September 25, 2014, the first anniversary of the birth of Pandit Deendayal under the current government at the Center, he launched the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY), integrating the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) and the National Means of Living Mission. Rural Livelihoods (NRLM) to reduce poverty in urban and rural areas by improving livelihood opportunities through skills development and enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities. On the same day, the Ministry of Rural Development announced the Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) Antyodaya Diwas, in order to diversify the incomes of poor rural families and meet the professional aspirations of rural youth. The guiding principle behind the DAY-NRLM mission is that the poor have a strong desire to move out of poverty, and they have the innate capacities for it. The ownership and key role of the poor and their institutions at all stages of planning, implementation and monitoring are values upon which the Mission is based. The mission aims to create effective and efficient institutional platforms for the poor, enabling them to increase household incomes through sustainable improvements in livelihoods and better access to financial resources on a sustainable basis, creating strong local institutions for the poor through accountability, convergence and partnership. This program also aims to provide shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless and responds to the livelihood problems of marginalized sections such as urban street vendors by facilitating their access to institutional credit, appropriate spaces, skills to access market opportunities and social security.
India has a unique position in the world. Its problems and opportunities cannot be compared to the challenges or progress of any other country and may not be properly addressed by blindly following the models of other countries. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya clearly understood that India’s solutions must come from within. Time has proven that India’s solution comes from within and that Indian society progresses with the progress of each of its components and to which everyone must contribute. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out, if each person takes one step forward, the nation would step forward 130 crores.
From education in the street to the use of innovations for better agricultural production; providing livelihoods to distant tribes; revive the long lost traditional arts of India; strive to provide medical amenities to underserved people; To transform villages into sustainable green villages, there is no end to the stories of these heroic efforts. Many of these stories have not been heard although their impact has been immense. These Anyodaya workers do not work for popularity or recognition, as their fundamental purpose is to contribute to society and the upliftment of their brethren.
According to Deen Dayal, Upadhyaya, India should be able to develop a human-centered indigenous development model. Pundit Deendayal Upadhyaya emphasized: “Man, the highest creation of God, is losing his own identity. We must restore him to his rightful place, bring him the realization of his greatness, awaken his abilities and encourage him to reach the divine heights of his last personalities. This is only possible thanks to a decentralized economy.
Ekatm Manavtavad requires the upliftment of the weakest, the last person of society – “Antyodaya” – for the upliftment of the nation.