Added on : 2023-06-02 15:23:07
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called Chhatrapati Shivaji a "beacon of bravery and courage", stating he ended the mindset of slavery and his ideas continue to inspire the vision of 'Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat'. In a virtual address on the occasion of the 350th year of Shivaji's coronation day, Modi said that the Maratha ruler sent out a strong message to those who tried to hurt Swaraj, religion, culture and heritage, which boosted confidence among the people and propagated the spirit of self-reliance."Chhatrapati Shivaji continues to inspire us. He was a beacon of bravery and courage and showed us self-governance. He ended the mindset of slavery. Shivaji was a great soldier as well as a great administrator. Today the reflection of his thoughts can be seen in the vision of 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat," he said. "This day is celebrated like a festival all over Maharashtra. When the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took place, it carried the slogan of Swaraj and the cheer of nationalism and brought new consciousness, new energy," the Prime Minister added.