ITANAGAR, July 6: The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated the 123rd birth anniversary of Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee, organized by the state BJP ST Morcha at the party headquarters in Itanagar today.

State BJP ST Morcha president Kame Yangfo led the event, with minister for rural development and panchayati raj Ojing Tasing attending as the resource person. Tasing detailed the life and achievements of Mukherjee, describing him as a prominent philosopher, exceptional organizer, and a leader known for his unwavering personal integrity. He highlighted Mukherjee's opposition to Article 370, perceiving it as a threat to national unity, and emphasized his famous statement against dual provisions in the country. Tasing spoke about Mukherjee's sacrifice in uniting India and urged participants to uphold his mission, vision, and ideology.

State BJP general secretary Nalong Mize appreciated the State BJP ST Morcha for organizing the event. Mize highlighted Mukherjee's contributions to the nation, recalling his statement, "Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan aur Do Nishan nahi chalenge" (A single country can't have two constitutions, two prime ministers, and two national emblems). He praised the BJP government under prime minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling Mukherjee's long-cherished dream of revoking Article 370.

Mize also commended chief minister Pema Khandu for inducting two cabinet ministers from the party, including state BJP president Biyuram Wahge and state BJP vice-president Ojing Tasing, reflecting continued support from the chief minister towards the party and its members.

State BJP vice-president & convener Smriti Diwas, Yalem Taga Burang, highlighted various activities carried out by all morchas in the state as part of Smriti Diwas, a 14-day event from June 23 to July 6. The event was marked by a grand success.

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Arunachal Pradesh also celebrated the birth anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee at Oju Mission School, Naharlagun.

BJYM leaders led by president Ritemso Manyu distributed books, pens, rice and other items to inmates there.