According to a government statement made public on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has designated Rajasthan’s Mangarh Dham as a national monument. At Mangarh Dham in Rajasthan’s Banswara district, he was speaking at the “Mangarh Dham ki Gaurav Gatha” event.
According to a tweet from the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared Mangarh Dham a national monument in Rajasthan.
In addition to paying respects to the tribal people who were killed by the British army in 1913 in Mangarh in Rajasthan, the Prime Minister also paid tribute to the Bhil freedom warrior Shri Govind Guru in Banswara.
At the ceremony on Tuesday, PM Modi shared the dais with the chief ministers of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, and Madhya Pradesh, Ashok Gehlot and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
At the event, Gujarat CM Patel said that the massacre of tribal people at Mangarh in 1913 was worse than the one at Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab. His counterpart from Rajasthan, Gehlot, said that Modi is respected around the world because he is the prime minister of a country with strong democratic roots.
“Modi is so well-respected when he travels abroad. The reason Modi is respected is that his nation, which Gandhi founded, has deeper democratic foundations and still practises democracy now, despite being in existence for more than 70 years. Those who are aware of this show respect, “said Gehlot.
The Dham is a memorial to the roughly 1,500 tribal people who were killed by the British army in 1913. It is in a district that has a large number of tribal people and is on the border between Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The social reformer Govind Guru organised a group of tribal people and forest dwellers in Mangarh in 1913 to protest the British Raj.