Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Hindavi Swaraj as the best example of good governance. During a program on Friday, his pre-recorded video message was narrated to the people. During this, PM Modi said that if Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had been there, then it would have been difficult to imagine the present form of India. He said that effective use of maritime power and water management are exemplary on various fronts. This 11-minute recorded speech of the Prime Minister was narrated to the people during the felicitation ceremony of eminent historian and writer Baba Saheb Purandare.
The heroic deeds of Shivaji are inspiration
Significantly, Babasaheb Purandare is known for his work on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He celebrated his 100th birthday on 29th July. Padma Vibhushan awardee Babasaheb is also known as Shiv Shahir. Purandare has written and directed the historical drama ‘Janata Raja’. The play was presented by 200 artists. At the same time, it has been adapted and staged in five languages. In his message, the Prime Minister said that behind today’s geographical position of India lies the heroic deeds of Shivaji Maharaj. He is the pinnacle man in the history of India. PM Modi said that if Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was not there, then questions would be being raised on our past, future and present. During this, the PM also said that if Shivaji was not there, it was difficult to imagine the present form of India.
Qualities of being a centenarian
Referring to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Hindavi Swaraj, the PM underlined its importance. He said that under this system the emphasis was on justice to the underprivileged and the fight against injustice. In his message, the Prime Minister congratulated Purandare on his 100th birthday. During this, he also told the merits of being a centurion. The Prime Minister said that Babasaheb explains the philosophy of living for 100 years, being active for 100 years and working for 100 years. He said that as India is going to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its independence, a special campaign is being prepared to celebrate the bravery of the freedom fighters. The PM said that Baba Saheb also sacrificed his whole life in this connection. He said that the way Baba Purandare has narrated the story of Shivaji Maharaj’s life, we will remain indebted to him.