Historians, whilst writing India’s history earlier than and after Independence, had overlooked countless necessary events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated while invoking Tagore at some point of a programme in Kolkata to dedicate 4 renovated heritage constructions to the kingdom on Saturday.
“It is very unfortunate that numerous vital activities had been disregarded when the country’s records was being written each throughout the British rule and after the Independence,” he stated while speakme at the Old Currency Building in Kolkata.
The Prime Minister devoted 4 refurbished heritage structures in Kolkata - Old Currency Building, the Belvedere House, the Metcalfe House and the Victoria Memorial Hall - to the state on the first day of his two-day metropolis visit.
“Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore had written in 1903 that India’s history is not what we learn about earlier than examinations. Some human beings came from outside. Sons killed their fathers. Brothers have been killed by means of brothers. This is no longer India’s history, Tagore wrote,” Modi said.
He did not say, however it regarded that the Prime Minister used to be referring to the Mughal empire.
Modi said the Centre was planning to advance the mint in Kolkata into a museum of cash and commerce.
“Out of the five galleries in Victoria Memorial, two are closed for a long period. This is no longer right. Efforts are going on to open them. The modern contribution of Bengal all through the freedom warfare be showcased in the 1/3 gallery. Leaders consisting of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghose and Khudiram Bose should find space,” he added.
Modi landed at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata in an Indian Air Force aircraft round 3:30 pm and used to be obtained by using West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Mayor of Kolkata Firhad Hakim and senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Modi was then flown to the Race Course in the heart of the metropolis by an MI-17 chopper from where his convoy reached Raj Bhavan around 3:55 pm. At Raj Bhavan, he met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and additionally some industrialists.
In the evening, Modi shared the dais with Banerjee when he unveiled the dynamic illumination with synchronised light and sound system of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge). Dhankhar, with whom Banerjee shares an acrimonious relation, was also present.
The Prime Minister took a boat journey to reach Belur Math where he will spend the night.
On Sunday, Modi is scheduled to take phase in events marking the 150th beginning anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. After that, he will then attend the 150th-anniversary social gathering of the Kolkata Port Trust earlier than flying again to Delhi.