Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended the inauguration of the Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, via video conferencing. Prime Minister also unveiled a Dak-Ticket on the occasion of the 100 Years of Chauri-Chaura incident. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present on this occasion in Gorakhpur.
While inaugurating the Chauri-Chaura centenary Celebrations PM Modi said, "we have to pledge that the unity of the country is our priority and its respect above everything. With this feeling, we have to move forward along with each and every people of India.
We have to pledge that the unity of the country is our priority and its respect above everything. With this feeling, we have to move forward along with each and every people of India: PM Modi at inauguration of Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations via video conferencing. pic.twitter.com/6Pj927724B— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2021
Sharing his views PM said that 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", PM said.
It is unfortunate that martyrs of the Chauri Chaura incident have not been discussed as much as they should have been. Although they have not been given significance in pages of history, but their blood is in the soil of the country and keeps inspiring us, Prime Minister Modi said while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Chauri-Chaura centenary.
Speaking on the contributions of farmers in the Chauri-Chaura incident PM said, "Farmers have been behind the progress of the country. They also played important role in Chauri Chaura's struggle. In the last six years, steps have been taken to make farmers self-reliant. As a result of this, the agriculture sector has grown even during the pandemic".
The Centre government has taken several steps in the interest of farmers. To make mandis profitable for farmers, 1,000 more mandis will be linked to e-NAM.