Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated India was correcting its previous errors by celebrating its heritage and remembering its unsung bravehearts who have been misplaced within the pages of historical past, written as a part of a conspiracy in the course of the colonial period.
Addressing the four-hundredth delivery anniversary celebrations of legendary Ahom basic Lachit Barphukan, PM Modi stated the historical past of India was not nearly slavery but in addition about its warriors, and it was vital that the collective sense of historical past was not restricted to some a long time or centuries.
“The historical past of India isn’t just about slavery. The historical past of India is about rising victorious, it’s concerning the valour of numerous greats. India’s historical past is about standing towards tyranny with unprecedented valour and braveness,” he stated.
The Prime Minister stated sadly even after Independence, the historical past that was written as a part of a conspiracy in the course of the colonial period continued to be taught.
“After independence there was a necessity to alter the agenda of foreigners who made us slaves, however it didn’t occur. The tales of fierce resistance to tyranny in each a part of the nation have been wilfully suppressed,” PM Modi stated.
He stated there have been numerous tales of victory over tyranny in the course of the lengthy interval of repression.
“The error of not giving these occasions within the mainstream is being rectified now,” he stated.
PM Modi additionally recalled how Barphukan had stored nationwide curiosity above blood relations and didn’t hesitate to punish his shut relative.
“Lachit Barphukan’s life conjures up us to rise above the dynasty and take into consideration the nation. He had stated that no relationship is larger than the nation,” he stated.
Barphukan was the well-known Normal of the Royal Military of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam who defeated the Mughals and efficiently halted the ever-expanding ambitions of the Mughals below Aurangzeb, PM Modi stated.
The Prime Minister stated the unrivaled bravery of the land of Assam and the northeast was evident as that they had repulsed the invasions of Turks, Afghans, and Mughals.
“Although the Mughals had captured Guwahati, it was bravehearts like Barphukan who received independence from the clutches of tyrannical rulers of the Mughal empire. Barphukan’s bravery and fearlessness is the id of Assam,” he stated.
PM Modi stated within the historical past of human existence, quite a few civilisations that walked the earth appeared imperishable, however the wheel of time introduced them right down to their knees.
India, which confronted surprising adversities in historical past and withstood unimaginable terror of international invaders, nonetheless stood immortal with the identical vitality and consciousness, he stated.
“This occurred as a result of every time there was a disaster, some persona emerged to sort out that. In each epoch, saints and students got here to guard the non secular and cultural id of India,” PM Modi stated.
He stated bravehearts reminiscent of Barphukan confirmed that forces of fanaticism and terror perish, however the immortal gentle of Indian life remained everlasting.
The Prime Minister additionally instructed making a grand play on Barphukan on the strains of the ‘Jaanata Raja’ primarily based on the lifetime of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and enact it in each nook of the nation.
“This may give a terrific enhance to the resolve of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ (one India, united India),” he stated.
Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi have been among the many many who attended the concluding ceremony of the two-day delivery anniversary celebrations of Barphukan.
Through the occasion, Chief Minister Sarma stated, “It’s a humble request to historians – India is not simply the story of Aurangzeb, Babar, Jahangir or Humayun.” India is of Lachit Barphukan, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Guru Gobind Singh, Durgadas Rathore, he stated.
“We should always make an effort to see in a brand new gentle. It’s going to fulfil our dream to be vishwaguru,” he stated.
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