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13 Things Your Child Should Know About Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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A great leader, an excellent orator and an inspiring statesman – Atal Bihari Vajpayee was all these and more. As the whole country mourns the death of this charismatic leader, we bring you some interesting facts about the former Prime Minister. 

He was one of the most loved politicians of all time. But did you know Vajpayee wanted to become a journalist before politics happened? He was fascinated by journalism and even worked for the Rashtradharma newspaper and the Panchjanya before joining politics.

Vajpayee has many accolades to his credit such as winning elections from four different states, delivering a speech in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly and participating in the Quit India Movement.

In fact, children can learn a lot from Vajpayee. His mesmerising poetry and rhetoric teach children to be imaginative. His leadership skills and commitment to the truth can serve as great examples to children about how honesty and perseverance can eventually lead to success in life. His efforts to put India on the world map can inspire children to work hard for the betterment of the nation.

The former Prime Minister was also an ardent foodie and enjoyed spending time with his close-knit family. To know more such facts about his life, go through the pages of this ClipBook. 

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