Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said, “The history of India is not just about slavery… It is about emerging victorious, the valour of countless greats.” He underlined that India stood against tyranny with unprecedented valour and courage in the past.
“Unfortunately, we were taught, even after Independence, the same history which was written as a conspiracy during the period of slavery. After Independence, it was needed to change the agenda of foreigners who made us slaves. However, that was not done,” Modi said, adding that the stories of fierce resistance to tyranny in every part of the country were “willfully suppressed”.
“Does the valour of Borphukan hold no significance? Does the sacrifice of thousands of Assamese who fought against Mughals to defend the country’s culture and identity have no importance? We all know that there are thousands of stories of victory against years of tyranny. The nation is now correcting the mistake made earlier of not giving them their due place in history,” Modi said.