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PM Modi speaks at function commemorating tenth anniversary of Harmohan Singh Yadav’s death

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at a function commemorating the tenth anniversary of the late Harmohan Singh Yadav’s death on Monday.

In his remarks on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi reminded the opposition parties that “opposing a party or a person should not turn against the country.” “It is the responsibility of every political party to ensure that those who oppose a party or a person do not turn against the country.” Ideologies have a role, but the country, society, and nation come first,” Prime Minister Modi said.

He said that during the Emergency, Chaudhary Harmohan Singh Yadav fought alongside other parties to protect the Constitution.

“When the country’s democracy was shattered during the Emergency, all of the main political parties banded together and battled to preserve the Constitution.” “Chaudhary Harmohan Singh Yadav Ji was a fighting soldier in that struggle,” Prime Minister Modi stated.

The Prime Minister praised Harmohan Singh Yadav’s exceptional bravery, saying, “Harmohan Singh Yadav ji not only took a political position against the Sikh genocide, but also stepped forward and battled to safeguard the Sikh brothers and sisters.” He saved the lives of countless innocent Sikh families while not thinking about his own. The country appreciated his leadership as well, and he was awarded the Shaurya Chakra.”

PM Modi described President Droupadi Murmu’s election as a “huge day for our democracy,” saying, “Today marks a watershed moment in our democracy, as the new President was sworn in. For the first time since our country’s independence, a woman from a tribal group will rule our country.”

The Prime Minister spoke extensively about Dr. Lohia’s concept of cultural power. According to Shri Modi, in original Indian thinking, society is not a point of conflict or argument, but rather a framework of coherence and collectivity. He remembers Dr Lohia working to promote the country’s cultural power by organising Ramayana fairs and caring for Ganga.

He stated that India is realising these goals through programmes such as Namami Gange, which is revitalising cultural icons of the community and emphasising the necessity of duty in addition to ensuring rights.

The Prime Minister emphasised that in order to serve society, we must accept and adopt the spirit of social justice. Today, when the country marks the 75th anniversary of its independence with the Amrit Mahotsav, it is critical to comprehend and advance in this path, he stated.

The Prime Minister stated that social justice entails providing equal opportunity to all segments of society and ensuring that no one is denied the needs of life.

Only when Dalits, Backwards, Adivasis, Women, and Divyang come forward will the country go forward.

Harmohan Singh Yadav (18 October 1921 – 25 July 2012) was a towering personality and Yadav community leader. The Prime Minister’s participation in the programme honours the late leader’s contributions to farmers, the underprivileged, and other segments of society.

Harmohan Singh Yadav was involved in politics for a long period, serving in various positions as MLC, MLA, Rajya Sabha member, and head of the ‘Akhil Bhartiya Yadav Mahasabha.’ With the assistance of his son Sukhram Singh, he was also crucial in the establishment of various educational institutions in and around Kanpur.

In 1991, Harmohan Singh Yadav was given the Shaurya Chakra for his valour in defending the lives of numerous Sikhs during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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