Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that India needed to shed the “narrow view” of the past in order to push the country to the pinnacle of success.
Speaking at the first “Veer Bal Diwas” event, Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, who sacrificed their lives in defense of their faith.
“On the one hand there is terrorism and on the other there is spiritualism. On the one hand there is communal violence and on the other there is liberalism. On the one hand there are hundreds of thousands of forces and on the other there is only Veer Sahibzaade. No concession at all,” he said Refers to the two martyred children of the master.
“Aurangzeb and his people wanted to change the religion of the children of Guru Gobind Singh on the basis of the sword, that’s why he decided to kill these two innocent children. Imagine the terror of that era against Aurangzeb, against him for changing India plan, Guru Gobind Singh ji stands like a mountain,” he said.
On the occasion of Gobind’s birthday on January 9 this year, the Prime Minister announced that December 26 would be commemorated as “Veer Bal Diwas”.
In the name of history, the Prime Minister said that the version people were taught fostered a sense of inferiority among them and that in order to move forward in ‘Amrit Kaal’ and bring India to the heights of future success, “we have to break out of the narrow view from the past freed from it.”
Prime Minister Modi also listened to “shabad kirtan” recited by schoolchildren at the event, which was also attended by the chief ministers of Punjab and Maharashtra.
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