On 23rd September 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally approved the constitution of two committees for the commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
However, PM Narendra Modi will head the 149 members National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23 member Executive Committee.
The members of the National Committee include former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowda, Union Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Manohar Parrikar, former Deputy Prime Minister Shri L.K. Advani, and BJP President Shri Amit Shah.
The committee includes several Governors, Chief Ministers, Scientists, Journalists, Academicians, Social Workers and Spiritual Leaders.
Union Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma will be the Convener of the Committee.