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Renovated Jallianwala Bagh Smarak unveiled; PM says India can't ignore horrors of its past

Recalling how those 10 minutes of April 13, 1919, inspired countless revolutionaries and fighters like Sardar Udham Singh, Sardar Bhagat Singh to die for the country's freedom, the Prime Minister said that it was every nation's responsibility to preserve its history, as it shows the way forward.

Renovated Jallianwala Bagh Smarak unveiled; PM says India can't ignore horrors of its past-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Aug 28, 2021, 9:47 PM IST
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Hoping that the land of Jallianwala Bagh continues to energise the country's resolve to fulfil its goals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial to the nation. 

Addressing the nation through video conferencing, the Prime Minister honoured those who sacrificed their lives for its freedom. 

Stating that the dreams of the innocents were still visible in the bullet marks on the walls of Jallianwala Bagh, the Prime Minister said people of the nation should remember the lives of countless sisters and mothers were snatched away in that Shaheedi well.

Renovated Jallianwala Bagh Smarak unveiled; PM says India can't ignore horrors of its past-VPN

Recalling how those 10 minutes of April 13, 1919, inspired countless revolutionaries and fighters like Sardar Udham Singh, Sardar Bhagat Singh to die for the country's freedom, the Prime Minister said that it was every nation's responsibility to preserve its history, as it shows the way forward.

Calling upon people not to ignore such horrors of the past, Prime Minister Modi said the country still felt the pain of what happened during Partition across India. 

The Prime Minister stated that if Indians were in trouble anywhere globally, then the country stood up to help them with all its might. 

The Prime Minister cited ongoing Operation Devi Shakti to note how "hundreds of friends" from Afghanistan were being brought to India. 

Renovated Jallianwala Bagh Smarak unveiled; PM says India can't ignore horrors of its past-VPN

He said the government was able to bring 'swaroop' of holy Guru Granth Sahib along with people to India due to 'Guru Kripa'. 

Underlining the brave tradition of Punjab, the Prime Minister said that sons and daughters of Punjab followed the path of their Gurus and stand fearlessly against all dangers facing the country.

Stating that efforts are on to preserve the rich heritage, Prime Minister Modi said the central government had tried to spread the teachings of the Sikh Gurus through holy occasions. He also listed initiatives like turning Sultanpur Lodhi into a heritage town, connectivity with Guru sthans and development of the Anandpur Sahib-Fatehgarh Sahib-Chamkaur Sahib-Ferozpur-Amritsar- Khatkar Kalan-Kalanour-Patiala heritage circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, Kartarpur corridor and air connectivity of Punjab with various countries.

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