Narmada: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas said on Monday that in the past forces disturbed by India’s progress still exist and campaigns are being waged to make a language Indian the enemy of another.
Prime Minister Modi’s statement came amid controversy over a parliamentary panel’s recommendation to make Hindi the language of instruction in central educational institutions.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter.
The Prime Minister was addressing a rally on the 147th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat.
Prime Minister Modi said: “What would have happened if India had not had leaders like Sardar Patel? What would have happened if more than 550 princely states had not been united? If the most of our kings had not shown the culmination of renunciation so could not imagine the India we see today Sardar Patel did this work.
The Prime Minister said millions of people in India had to wait decades for their basic needs. He said the smaller the gap in infrastructure, the stronger the unity.
He added: “As in the past forces that have been disrupted due to India’s progress also exist today. They try to break us and divide us. Narratives are created to pit us against each other. to others in the name of castes. Attempts are made to divide us in the name of regions. Often these forces lie in our minds in the form of a slavery mentality. Sometimes they come in the form of appeasement, sometimes in the form of familism and sometimes in the form of greed and corruption.”
The prime minister said these forces are dividing and weakening the country.
“Campaigns are waged to make one Indian language the enemy of another Indian language. The story is presented in such a way that people do not connect with each other but drift away from each other “, he added.
The Prime Minister said that the ancient royal families, who ruled for centuries, consecrated their rights to a new system for the unity of the country. “This contribution was ignored for decades after independence. A museum will be built in Ekta Nagar, dedicated to the sacrifices of former royal families,” he said.
The Prime Minister has expressed condolences over the loss of life in Gujarat’s Morbi after a suspension bridge collapsed on Sunday. He said the central government is giving all its assistance to the Gujarat government in the search and rescue operation.
“I am in Ekta Nagar but my spirit is with the victims of Morbi. Rarely in my life would I have felt such pain. On one side there is a heart riddled with pain and on the other there is has the path to “All vigilance is observed even in the hospital where the wounded are under treatment. Priority is given to ensure that people experience minimum problems,” Prime Minister Modi said.
The suspension bridge over the Machchhu River in Morbi district has collapsed and at least 132 deaths have been reported so far.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid a floral tribute to Sardar Patel at the Statue of Unity on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.
Prime Minister Modi also attended the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas parade which included contingents from the Border Security Force (BSF) and five state police forces, one from Northern Zone (Haryana), Western Zone (Madhya Pradesh), Southern Zone (Telangana), Eastern Zone (Odisha) and North Eastern Zone (Tripura). Along with the contingents, six Commonwealth Games 2022 Police Sports Medal winners also participated in the parade.
Since October 31, 2014, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birthday has been celebrated as National Unity Day to celebrate his efforts and contributions in convincing several princely states to align themselves with the Indian Union.