As the entire nation and millions of devotees abroad eagerly await the inauguration of the grand Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has gifted several projects to the holy city, aiming to make it one of the best pilgrimage centres in the world. While Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, a state-of-the art airport is equipped to handle more than ten lakh passengers annually; the redeveloped Ayodhya railway station, new Amrit Bharat trains, and Vande Bharat trains will facilitate the comfortable journey of thousands of passengers daily. The Ayodhya Dham, the birthplace of Ramlala, held in high esteem by devotees across the world, is today becoming one of the most modern cities, representing a glorious ancient legacy and the cleanest among them all, and thus becoming a proud symbol of Indian civilizational heritage. It also represents the indefatigable civilizational spirit, centuries of struggle, and the unshakable faith of the masses in the ancient maxim of ‘Satyamev Jayate’. The inauguration of the grand Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya is set to inspire the nation with a new resolve and dynamism to move ahead in Amrit Kaal with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Viaks, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’, while realising the vision of the ‘Viksit Bharat’. It is a historic moment that would transform the vision into reality and ignite millions of minds while setting them forth on a glorious journey towards a bright and prosperous future.
The nation observed the martyrdom of Sahibzaades Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji, two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji, as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ on December 26, 2023. It is to be noted that on January 9, 2022, the day of Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, announced that December 26 would be observed as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’, to mark the martyrdom of the sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh for their supreme and unparalleled sacrifice at the tender age of 9 and 6 years, respectively, to defend the dignity and honour of the nation. The courage and resolve displayed by Veer Sahibzades are crucial in highlighting that the younger generation refuses to succumb to cruelty and remains steadfast in defending the nation’s morale. This underscores the significant role of the youth in shaping a nation and its destiny, making Veer Bal Diwas even more meaningful. While the entire nation joined in observing ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ in various places, the Government of India observed the ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ on a large scale, and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was Chief Guest on the occasion at a commemorative function at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. He has rightly said that Veer Sahibzaades, along with numerous youth icons like Nachiketa, Abhimanyu, Dhruv, Mauryan Emperor Chandragupta, Eklavya, Khudiram Bose, Kanaklata Barua, Rani Gaidinliu, Baji Raut, and many others, continue to inspire the younger generation to build a strong and vibrant India.
While India moves ahead with a newfound confidence and immense hope for the future under the dynamic and charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the efforts towards reclaiming the glorious national heritage and its restoration and revival have given the entire nation new energy and dynamism. There is no doubt that a nation draws its inspiration from its glorious heritage, and its civilizational centres are its lifeline. In the Amrit Kaal, while the nation aims to remove all signs of colonial slavery, the celebration of a glorious legacy and deepening of the nation’s roots are prime prerequisites for realising the vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’. While the inauguration of the grand Shri Ram Temple reinforces the energy and dynamism emanating from civilizational centres, the observance of ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ ensures that tradition of indomitable courage and sacrifice will continue to inspire the younger generation to perform their duty by shouldering responsibilities and contributing to the national reconstruction process.|