Prime Minister Narendra Modi  |  Photo Credit: ANI
- India’s history is that too which the common people of India have kept in the folk stories of India: PM Modi
- The injustice and manipulation done to those who created history, by those who wrote history is being corrected by today’s India: PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that today’s India is correcting the “manipulated” history and giving due credit to those who created India’s history. He also asserted that the country is moving forward and leaving behind the despair that the COVID-19 pandemic brought upon the country.
PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and development work of Chittaura Lake in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich, via video conferencing. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present at the event.
While speaking at the event, Prime Minister Modi said, “This Basant has come with new hopes and new enthusiasm for India that is moving forward, leaving behind the despair of the pandemic.”
“History of India is not just what was written by those who enslaved this country and those with a slave mentality. India’s history is that too which the common people of India have kept in the folk stories of India, that which has been carried forward by generations,” he added.
Shedding light to Maharaja Suheldev’s contribution to the country, PM Modi said, “Today when India is entering the 75th year of independence, there can be no bigger an occasion to remember and take inspiration from the contribution of such great men (Maharaja Suheldev), their sacrifice, struggle, valour and martyrdom.”
He then lamented that it’s a misfortune that those who dedicated their lives to protect India were not given their due position – the position they deserved. The injustice and manipulation done to those who created history, by those who wrote history is being corrected by today’s India, said Narendra Modi.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister greeted the people of the country on the occasion of Saraswati Puja and Basant Panchami.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, he said, “Basant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season. The day is also observed with the worship of Saraswati, considered the goddess of knowledge.”
“Greetings to you on the holy occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja,” Modi tweeted.