PM inaugurates renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial

Modi inaugurates renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh memorial, says not right to ignore such horrors

Modi, who inaugurated the complex virtually, paid homage to the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI Photo

Dedicating a renovated complex of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled that the people of Punjab have been the biggest victims of partition.

At the event which showcased multiple development initiatives taken by the Modi government to upgrade the complex in poll-bound Punjab, Modi said, "it is not right for any country to ignore the horrors of its past. Therefore, India has decided to observe August 14 every year as 'Partition Horrors Remembrance Day'.

He said it is the responsibility of every nation to preserve its history as it teaches us and gives us the direction to move forward.

"It is not right for any country to ignore such horrors of its past," he insisted adding "we still feel the pain of what happened at the time of Partition in every corner of India and especially in the families of Punjab."

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The Prime Minister also mentioned that due to ‘Guru Kripa’ the government could bring ‘swaroop’ of the holy Guru Granth Sahib along with people to India from conflict-ravaged Afghanistan. "Today, if Indians are in trouble, anywhere in the world, then India stands up to help them with all its might. Be it the Corona period or the crisis of Afghanistan, the world has experienced it continuously," he said.

Modi said on the 75th year of our Independence, this renovated complex of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial will remind the new generation about the history of this holy place and will inspire them to learn a lot about its past. He said horrors like the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the Partition speak of the sacrifices made for India's freedom and should not be forgotten as they inspire to keep the country above all.

Congress took a dig at the PM with chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala saying "Guru Modi ji inaugurated the Jallianwala Bagh light and sound show in Punjab today and disciple Khattar ji (Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar) got the General Dyer-like barbaric act live telecast by lathi-charging the farmers in Karnal."

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