Addressing a plenary session of the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of the legendary Ahom general, Amit Shah called upon academicians to research and write about 30 great Indian empires and 300 warriors who showed exemplary valour to fight for the motherland.
The home minister said had it not been for Veer Lachit Barphukan, the Northeast would not have been a part of India. He was addressing a plenary session of the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of the legendary Ahom general.
He protected not only Northeast India but the entire Southeast Asia from religious fanatic Aurangzeb, Shah said.
The home minister asked Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to translate literary work on the life and times of Lachit Barphukan into 10 Indian languages, including Hindi, so that children can take inspiration from him.
“I often come across complaints that our history has been distorted and tampered with. These allegations could be true. But who stops it from being corrected now? Who stops us from writing the correct history now,” he said.
Shah urged historians and students to identify 30 great empires in Indian history that ruled for more than 150 years in any part of the country and 300 warriors who showed exemplary courage to fight for independence of the country and conduct research and write extensively about them.
“If we do this, we will see that the true history of India will be established and the lies will end spontaneously. In India we now have a government which supports any endeavour to promote glory of the country. We will work towards reviving India’s glorious history,” Shah said at the event organised by the Assam government.
Shah said a nation that does not derive pride from its glorious past, that does not garner inspiration from its heroes can never create a bright future for itself and cannot create better citizens and a golden future.
The minister said Barphukan fought the Saraighat battle in adverse circumstances by taking together different tribes, using local resources to build small arms and boats to take on the mighty army led by Ram Singh of Amer.
“The Mughal army did not have that iota of partiotism and dedication for the country that Barphukan and his soldiers had. This was a victory of patriotism. They won and not only secured the sovereignty,