Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday termed it unfortunate that the martyrs of Chauri Chaura incident were not given prominence in the pages of history, saying that it was not a minor incident of arson, but rather it had sent hearts to the people of the country. I had raised the reputation of independence. During this time, PM Modi said that even in the midst of the challenges of the corona epidemic, our agricultural sector grew strongly and farmers showed a record production. He said that if the Mara farmer becomes more powerful, then the progress of the agricultural sector will be further accelerated.
The Prime Minister said after inaugurating the Chauri-Chaura centenary ceremony through virtual means that our farmers have also been the biggest foundation of our country’s progress. The biggest role of our farmers was in the Chauri-Chaura struggle, the farmers should move forward, to become self-reliant, for this, continuous efforts have been made for the farmers in the last six years. The PM further said that the Infrastructure Fund for the rural sector has been increased to Rs 40,000 crore. Its direct benefit will be the farmers of the country.
The Prime Minister said that all these decisions will make our farmer self-reliant, making agriculture a profitable business. He said that several steps have been taken to empower the farmers. To make mandis a market for the benefit of farmers, 1,000 more mandis will be added by e-name. Modi further said that what happened in Chauri-Chaura hundred years ago was not just an incident of setting fire to a police station. The message of Chauri Chaura was very big, very broad. Whenever Chauri Chaura was talked about earlier, it was seen in the context of a minor fire but the fire was not in the police station, but the fire had ignited in the hearts of the people.
He said that Chauri Chaura was a spontaneous struggle of ordinary citizens of the country. It is unfortunate that Chaura Chaura’s martyrs should not have been discussed as much. These revolutionaries may not have been given prominence in the pages of history, but their blood for independence is definitely mixed in the soil of the country, which will always inspire us. The PM said that there would be fewer such incidents in the freedom movement when 19 freedom fighters were hanged on a single incident. The British government was bent on hanging hundreds of freedom fighters, but due to the efforts of Baba Raghav Das and Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, about 150 people were saved from execution.