In a stirring address on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the teachings of Sikh gurus, emphasizing their profound impact on shaping India’s destiny. Speaking at the Veer Bal Diwas event, commemorating the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, PM Modi conveyed a powerful message of national pride and a commitment to a brighter future.
The prime minister asserted that the Sikh gurus had imparted invaluable lessons, teaching Indians to live for the glory of their land. He underlined their role as a perennial source of inspiration, fostering a collective determination to enhance and develop the nation. The prime minister declared that India is emerging from the “mindset of slavery,” expressing unwavering faith in the capabilities and heritage of its people.
Reflecting on the importance of respecting heritage, PM Modi noted that the world’s perception had evolved positively as India embraced its cultural legacy. He emphasized that as the country progresses with pride in its heritage, global respect follows suit.
Remembering the sacrifices of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, who were executed by the Mughals, PM Modi highlighted that their legacy resonates not only within India but also on the global stage. Events commemorating their martyrdom are held in various countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, and Greece.
The prime minister outlined his government’s vision and roadmap to fulfill the aspirations of India’s youth, promising opportunities for the next 25 years. PM Modi affirmed a clear policy and unwavering intentions, citing the growth of the Indian economy as evidence.
India, according to PM Modi, is now viewed globally as a land of opportunities and a significant player in addressing global challenges. He proudly stated that the country stands tall in diverse fields such as economy, science, research, sports, and strategy.
Highlighting the demographic dividend of a youthful population, PM Modi expressed optimism about India’s unprecedented advancement. He encouraged the youth to envision the shape of a developed India in 2047, assuring them of the government’s steadfast support.
Urging youngsters to prioritize health, PM Modi coined the phrase “super hit” to emphasize the correlation between fitness and success. He advised maintaining a good diet, embracing digital detoxification, and abstaining from narcotics. The prime minister also called upon religious leaders and social organizations to initiate a movement against drug abuse.
Veer Bal Diwas, PM Modi proclaimed, symbolizes a commitment to preserving Indian-ness, honoring the sacrifices of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh. As the prime minister concluded, he left the youth with a resounding message: “We do not have to waste a single moment.”