WB govt must ensure action against perpetrators of Birbhum incident: PM Modi

New Delhi, March 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned the killings in Birbhum and expressed hope that the state government will ensure p shment to the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Addressing a virtual event to inaugurate a gallery dedicated to freedom fighters at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, Modi said the Central government will provide all support in bringing the perpetrators to justice. “I assured all the cooperation from the centre. “I would also urge the people of Bengal to never forgive the perpetrators of such incidents and those who encourage such criminals”, he added. Remembering the martyrs on the Shaheed Diwas, the Prime Minister said that the tales of sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev inspire all of us to work tirelessly for the country. “The legacy of our past guides our present, inspires us to build a better future. Therefore, today the country sees its history, its past, as a living source of energy”, he said. The Prime Minister said, New India is bringing back the heritage of the country from abroad where ancient statues used to be smuggled to with imp ty. He said that in the decades before 2014, only a dozen statues were brought to India, but in the last 7 years, he said, “this number has increased to more than 225” The Prime Minister said that after “Nirbhik Subhas”, a new pearl has been added to the Kolkata’s rich heritage in the shape of Biplobi Bharat Gallery. He said that the Biplobi Bharat Gallery is a proof of the government’s commitment to preserve and enhance the heritage of West Bengal. Modi informed that a nationwide campaign is going on in India to increase heritage tourism. “Heritage tourism is being given impetus through several schemes like Swadesh Darshan” he said. The Prime Minister said that with initiatives like memorial for Dandi March, renovation of Jallianwala memorial, Statue of ty, Deendayal Samarak, Babasaheb Memorial, Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial, beautification of ghats in Ayodhya and Kashi or renovation of temples all over India, heritage tourism is opening new possibilities. Referring to the young age of revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Azad and Khudiram Bose, the Prime Minister said that the youth of India should never consider themselves any lesser. “There is nothing which the youth of India cannot do. There is no such goal which the youth of India cannot achieve”, he said. Referring to the milestone of $400 Billion or Rupees 30 lakh crore worth of product export that was achieved on Wednesday, the Prime Minister commented “India’s growing exports is a symbol of the strength of our industry, our MSMEs, our manufacturing capacity and of the strength of our agriculture sector.” JA RKM

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