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Sitabdiara, the land of JP

Sitabdiara, the land of JP Sitabdiara: The erstwhile Korra Nobarar village (now Jay Prakash Nagar) in Sitabdiara in Ballia district, the birthplace of Lok Nayak Jay Prakas Naranayan, witnessed a grand celebration on October 11, 2001, just before his Centenary year. Many bigwigs like then Vice President Krishan Kant, then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, then deputy PM LK Advani, then UP chief minister Rajnath Singh, former PM Chandra Shekhar among others attended the celebration of birth anniversary of the socialist icon popularly known as JP. I had also gone to the place from Varanasi to attend the function. A National Committee was constituted by the Government of India in October 2001 to celebrate Birth Centenary of Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan in a befitting manner and for setting up appropriate memorials in his memory. The meeting of the committee headed by the then Vice President Krishan Kant was held on September