Shillong, Aug 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appreciated the efforts of Meghalaya to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and recalled the valor of the State’s brave warrior U Tirot Singh during his 91st episode of Mann Ki Baat.
He expressed happiness in the way the Amrit Mahotsav took the form of mass movement across the country. Lauding the citizens for embracing the Mahotsav to mark the 75th year of India’s independence, the PM said, “One such event took place in Meghalaya earlier this month. People remembered the brave warrior of Meghalaya – U Tirot Singh, on his death anniversary. Tirot Singh ji fiercely opposed the British conspiracy to control the Khasi Hills and destroy the culture there. Many artists gave beautiful performances in this program. They made history come alive. A carnival was also organized as part of the event, in which the great culture of Meghalaya was depicted in a beautiful manner.”
The PM also offered his tribute to Shaheed Udham Singh and all other great revolutionaries who sacrificed their all for the country. “Friends, on the 31st of July i.e. today, all of us countrymen salute the martyrdom of Shaheed Udham Singh ji,” he stated.
Sunday’s episode of the show was on the lines of India’s independence. He said, “We are all going to be witness to a splendid and historic moment… had we been born in the era of slavery, then how would have we imagined this day? That yearning of freedom from slavery, the desperation for freedom from the shackles of subjugation – how formidable it must have been! Those days, when, every single day, we would be seeing millions of countrymen fighting, battling, making sacrifices for the sake of freedom.”
The 91st episode of Mann Ki Baat was aired days ahead of Independence Day. “This time ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is very special. The reason for this is Independence Day this time, when India will complete 75 years of her independence,” shared the PM.