Chauri Chaura event inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi
On Thursday, in Uttar Pradesh`s Gorakhpur district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated some events to start the Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations.
Through the video link, he released a postage stamp that was dedicated to the Chauri Chaura incident. The incident took place on February 4, 1922.
A large group of protesters participating in the Mahatma Gandhi`s Non-Cooperation Movement against the British colonial rule clashed with the police who open-fired on them. The demonstrators then attacked the police station and set it on fire in Chauri Chaura.
In memory of the martyrs, the UP government has planned celebrations in 75 districts.
PM Modi inaugurated the function through a video conference. He said that in Indian History, the martyrs have not received their respect. He praised the UP government and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for celebrating the contributions of the freedom fighters.
“The incident of Chauri Chaura was not limited to a police station being set on fire. The message of the incident was huge. Due to various reasons, it was treated as a minor incident, but we should see it in context. The fire was not just in the station but in the hearts of people,” the PM said.
“Although they have not been given significance in the pages of history, their blood is in the soil of the country and keeps inspiring us,” he added.
Prime Minister said that farmers have always been in the process of progress of the country and they play an important role in the Chauri Chaura struggle. He said this while protests by farmers against the three agricultural laws are going on.
“We have taken several steps in the interest of farmers. To make mandis profitable for farmers, 1,000 more mandis will be linked to e-NAM,” the PM said in his address.
He asked the citizens to give priority to the unity and respect of the country. “With this feeling, we have to move forward along with each and every citizen of India,” he said.
The UP government has decided to beautify the memorials of martyrs and help their families. CM Adityanath has also asked the education department to add the Chauri Chaura incident to the syllabus of secondary government schools.