New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the 350th anniversary of his coronation and said that the legendary and brave king had ended the mindset of slavery and his ideas continue to inspire the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’, reported ANI News.
The report said that the Prime Minister called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj the ‘beacon of bravery and courage’ and said that he continues to inspire the country.
Prime Minister said, “Chhatrapati Shivaji continues to inspire us. He was a beacon of bravery and courage and showed us self-governance. He ended the mindset of slavery. Shiavji was a great soldier as well as a great administrator. Today the reflection of his thoughts can be seen in the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
PM Modi added, “The coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a wonderful and special chapter of that period. National welfare and public welfare have been the basic elements of his governance.”
ANI News reported that Modi said that the Indian Navy, taking inspiration from Shivaji Maharaj, was freed from the trace of slavery and the identity of British rule was replaced by his royal seal.
Modi also reminded, “ Hundreds of years of slavery had taken away the self-esteem and confidence of our countrymen. It was a difficult task, at that time, to instill confidence in people. But, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, during that period, not only fought the invaders but also infused a belief in the people that self-rule was possible.”
The Prime Minister said that even after so many years the values established by him are showing us the way forward. Based on these values, we have to complete the journey of 25 years of Amrit Kaal.
He added that this journey will be to make India of Shivaji Maharaj’s dreams. This will be the journey of Swaraj, good governance and self-reliance. This will be the journey of a developed India.