Unfortunate that generations not told about national heroes: PM Modi
Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is the country’s misfortune that generations were not made aware of sacrifices of national heroes, citing example Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, in whose name a university will come up in Aligarh.
The PM said this after laying the foundation stone of the university. Modi also paid tributes to former UP CM Kalyan Singh, saying he would have felt happy after seeing the progress of Aligarh. “Today, I am feeling the absence of the great son of soil, Kalyan Singh. Had he been alive, he would have felt happy seeing the new identity of Aligarh in terms of a node of the UP Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University. Wherever his soul is, it would be blessing us,” Modi said.
Remembering Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, Modi said today’s India is correcting “mistakes” of the past.
It was the country’s misfortune that generations were not told about sacrifices of freedom fighters like Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. Many generations of the country were deprived of their stories and tales, the PM said, adding that the 21st century India is correcting these mistakes of the 20th century.
Today, an honest effort is being made to make the new generation aware about contributions of Maharaj Suheldevji, Deenbandhu Chaudhary Chhotu Ramji or Raja Mahendra Pratap Singhji, Modi said.
“Today, when the youth sees big dreams, they should remember and study about Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh as it imparts lessons of tremendous willpower,” the PM said. “He went to different parts of the world, including Afghanistan, Poland, Japan and South Africa for India’s independence,” Modi said.