Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that forces that destroy on the basis of terror may dominate for some time but their existence is never permanent and they cannot suppress humanity. Modi said this in his address after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of several projects related to the famous Somnath temple. This statement of Prime Minister Modi is very important as it comes at a time when the neighboring country of Afghanistan has been occupied by the Taliban. This statement of the Prime Minister is being linked to the situation in Afghanistan.
Referring to the frequent demolition of the Somnath temple by foreign invaders, the Prime Minister said that today any person in the world who looks at this magnificent structure, he does not see only one temple, but he sees an existence which can be seen by hundreds of people. Has been inspiring for thousands of years and which proclaims the values of humanity. PM Modi said, ‘This place is still calling before the whole world that truth cannot be defeated by untruth. Faith cannot be crushed by terror. How many times this temple was broken in the history of hundreds of years, the idols here were dismembered, every attempt was made to erase its existence, but every time it was demolished, it stood up.
Somnath is a symbol of confidence, faith cannot be crushed by terror: PM Modi
Without naming any country, the Prime Minister said, “The temple of Lord Somnath is a belief not only for India, but for the whole world. That which is destructive power… which is the thinking that creates power on the basis of terror… It may dominate for some time in a period of time, but its existence is never temporary. She cannot suppress humanity for long. He said that this was true even when some tyrants were demolishing the Somnath temple and it is true even today when the world is apprehensive of such ideologies.
PM Modi said, ‘We all know that the journey from reconstruction of Somnath temple to grand development is not just a result of few years or decades. It is the result of centuries of will power and ideological continuity. Earlier, the projects inaugurated by the Prime Minister through video conference include Somnath’ Samudra Darshan walk path, Somnath Exhibition Center and renovated Ahilyabai Holkar Temple. Apart from this, he also laid the foundation stone of Shri Parvati Temple.
The ancient (Juna) Somnath Temple is known as the Ahilyabai Holkar Temple and is located on the opposite side of the main temple. Its renovation cost Rs 3.5 crore. About one kilometer long “Samudra Darshan walk path” has been constructed under PRASAD Yojana (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Promotion Campaign) with around Rs 47 crore. The Somnath Exhibition Center is built in the premises of the Tourist Facilitation Center located in the Somnath Temple. The exhibition center showcases the fragmented parts of the old Somnath temple and the Nagara style temple architecture sculptures of the old Somnath. The Ahilyabai Holkar Temple has been completed at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore. It was built by Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore.
Prime Minister Modi is the chairman of Somnath Temple Trust located in Prabhas Patan town of Gir-Somnath district. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani also attended the event via video conference. Shah and Advani are the trustees of the trust. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik and other dignitaries attended the event.