Modi dedicates Krantitirth monument in Kutch’s MandviDecember 13, 2010
Modi dedicates Krantitirth monument in Kutch’s Mandvi
Bhuj, 13 December, 2010
Narendra Modi dedicates ‘Kranti Teerth’ as a memorial to Shyamji Krishna Verma in Kutch, to fulfill his dream of India becoming Vishwa Guru
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the majestic Shyamji Krishna Verma Memorial, named after the revolutionary as ‘Kranti Teerth’, at his birthplace in Mandvi-Kutch.
Verma was born in the year of India’s first freedom struggle in 1857 and died in 1930. Mr. Modi brought his ashes from Geneva in 2003 and decided in 2009 to build a memorial befitting the krantiguru. The memorial has been built at a cost of Rs.6-crore is ready in 14 months. It chronicles important events of India’s freedom struggle from 1857 to 1947 through posters and pictures. Shyamji fought the foreign rule sitting in England, converting India House as a centre of revolutionary activities
The Chief Minister also honoured the family members of freedom fighters, like Lokmanya Tilak, Veer Savarkar and Madam Cama, on the occasion. He planted a sapling as a token of 22,000-tree ‘Kranti Van’ being grown there. He launched a website www.krantitirth.org.
Earlier, Kuchchis living in Mumbai arrived in a 200-car rally at the site and offered water brought from their respective places into the lake.
Veteran journalist and researcher Vishnu Pandya, describing the life and times of Krishna Verma, thanked the Chief Minister for opening the pages of India’s freedom struggle from the soil of Gujarat before the world to notice.
Speaking on the occasion, Modi wished the memorial of Krantiguru fulfill his dream of India becoming Vishwa Guru(Global Guru).
Mr. Modi asked the people to take inspiration from the life of the Krantiguru, his journey from the seacoast of Mandvi to the India House in London.
Prominent among those present there included Member of Parliament Poonmben Jan, MLAs, Additional Chief Secretary V.N. Maira and GMDC Managing Director V.S. Gadhvi, among others.
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