In a heartfelt tribute to one of India’s most revered poets and writers, the nation unites today to commemorate the birth anniversary of Padma Bhushan awardee, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar.
On this special occasion, the literary world fondly remembers the prolific poet whose verses continue to resonate with generations, inspiring countless souls across the country.
Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar,’ born on September 23, 1908, in the district of Simaria, Bihar, emerged as a literary luminary and a voice of the masses. His literary contributions spanned across various genres, encompassing poetry, essays, and historical narratives. Dinkar Ji’s poetry, in particular, stood out for its fervor, patriotism, and ability to evoke strong emotions.
His verses, which often drew inspiration from India’s rich history and the struggles of its people, have remained timeless. Dinkar Ji’s iconic works such as “Rashmirathi,” “Kurukshetra,” and “Parashuram Ki Prateeksha” continue to be celebrated for their profound themes and unparalleled literary craftsmanship.
President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to the late poet, stating, “On the birth anniversary of Padma Bhushan Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Ji, we remember his invaluable contribution to Indian literature. His words have not only enriched our literary heritage but have also ignited the flames of patriotism in countless hearts.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his reverence for Dinkar in a tweet, writing, “Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s poetry has been a source of inspiration for every Indian. On his birth anniversary, let us remember his dedication to the nation and his timeless literary works.”
Dinkar’s influence extended beyond literature. He was a staunch advocate for social justice and unity, using his pen to raise pertinent issues of his time. His unwavering commitment to the nation’s progress earned him the Padma Bhushan Award, one of India’s highest civilian honors.
As the nation marks the birth anniversary of this literary giant, various cultural programs, seminars, and recitations of his poetry are being organized across the country. It is a testament to the enduring legacy of Dinkar Ji and the lasting impact of his words on the collective psyche of India.
Today, as we pay our humble greetings to the great poet and writer Padma Bhushan Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, let us reflect on his immortal verses, which continue to inspire and guide us on the path of righteousness, knowledge, and love for our motherland.
Dinkar Ji’s words, like a beacon in the night, continue to light the way for generations to come, reminding us of our shared heritage and the power of literature to shape the destiny of a nation.