Text of PMs address at the inauguration of Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

Text of PMs address at the inauguration of Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

GANDHINAGAR, WNS: Lord Shiva worshiped the earth of Avtari Goraksanath. With the blessings of Deoraha Baba, this district has progressed well ahead. Today, on the earth of Deoraha Baba, we welcome the great people of Chauri Chaura and share it and salute you all.

Smt Anandiben Patel, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Yashasvi and popular Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji, Ministers of UP Government, MPs, MLAs and my brothers and sisters present at the event, who are sacrificed for the country on the holy land of Chauri-Chaura, of the country. At the feet of the brave martyrs who gave a new direction to the freedom struggle, I salute, pay homage respectfully. The families of martyrs and freedom fighters in different districts are also present in this program. The families of many freedom fighters are also connected online today. I also welcome, respect you all.

Colleagues,

What happened in Chauri-Chaura hundred years ago, was not just an incident of arson, just an incident of setting fire to a police station. Chauri-Chaura's message was very big, very broad. Whenever Chauri-Chaura was talked about for various reasons, it was seen in the context of a minor arson. But under what circumstances the arson happened, what were the reasons, they are equally important. The fire was not in the police station, the fire had ignited in the hearts of the people. Every effort in the history of Chauri-Chaura is being given a place in the history of the country, it is highly appreciated. I congratulate Yogi ji and his entire team for this. Today a postage stamp has also been issued on the centenary of Chauri-Chaura. Starting today, these events will be held throughout the year. During this time, along with Chauri-Chaura, heroic sacrifices of every village and every region will also be remembered. This year, when the country is entering its 75th year of independence, having such a ceremony at that time, makes it even more relevant.

Colleagues,

Chauri-Chaura was a spontaneous struggle of the common man of the country. It is unfortunate that the Chauri-Chaura martyrs could not be discussed very much. The martyrs of this struggle, the revolutionaries may not have been given prominence in the pages of history, but their blood for freedom is in the soil of the country

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