Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended a programme organized at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Delhi on the occasion of Veer Baal Diwas.
PM Modi addressed the public on the occasion of Veer Baal Diwas and said, “If we want to take India to newer heights of success then we have to become free from the narrow perspectives of the past.”
While celebrating the country’s first-ever Veer Baal Diwas PM Modi further said, “Veer Baal Diwas stands for the ‘Shaurya’ and ‘Sikh balidan’ and will also empower Indians to take pride in their identity, in the world. The day will help us celebrate the past and would inspire us to build the future.”
PM Modi further said we are not afraid of anything, “The Veer Baal Diwas will keep reminding us that as far as bravery is concerned, age does not matter. Sahibzada Ajit Singh and Jujar Singh are living legends of bravery and courage. Their lives have given us the inspiration to understand our values and identity globally.”
“On one hand, there was terrorism, and spiritualism, and communal mayhem while on the other hand there was liberalism…on one hand there were forces of lakhs whereas on the other hand there was Veer Sahibzaade who did not relent at all,” PM Modi said.
Earlier in 2022 Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared 26 December as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’. ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ is to pay tribute to the courage of the ‘Sahibzades’, the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh, who were the last Sikh guru.
The world’s history is filled with instances of atrocities. Three centuries ago Chamkaur and Sirhind wars were fought, on one side there was the Mughal Sultanate blind to communal extremism and on the other, there were our Gurus. Sahibzades are inspiring generations. A country that has such history should be filled with confidence but unfortunately, in the name of history we were taught only certain narratives which leads to an inferiority complex,” PM Modi stated.
Meanwhile, PM Modi emphasized that new India takes inspiration from Lord Rama, Gautam Buddha, Guru Nanak Dev, Maharana Pratap, and Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
“New India is rectifying the decade-old mistakes by encouraging the youth to take inspiration from History and work collectively towards the development of the country,’ PM Modi said.
However, after PM Modi’s address, 3,000 children in Delhi flagged off a march-past after which the Delhi Traffic Police had already issued an advisory.