Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s address at foundation stone laying ceremony of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and development work of Chittaura Lake at Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh

  • I respectfully salute the sacred land of Bahraich, which is the birthplace of the national hero Maharaja Suheldev who enhanced the importance of the motherland with his valour and where saints meditated.
  • Many best wishes to all of you and the entire country on the occasion of Vasant Panchami! May Mother Saraswati further enrich the knowledge and science of India!
  • Today is considered to be a very auspicious day for knowledge. It is said here सरस्वति महाभागे विद्ये कमललोचने। विद्यारूपे विशालाक्षि विद्यां देहि नमोऽस्तु ते॥
  • That is, O’ mighty, sage, a huge eye like a lotus, giver of wisdom Saraswati, give me knowledge, I salute you.
  • We all pray that every countryman, engaged in research and innovation to serve humanity, and in nation building get the blessings of Mother Saraswati and they get success.
  • Brothers and sisters, Goswami Tulsidas Ji says in Ramcharitmanas: ऋतु बसंत बह त्रिबिध बयारी e., three kinds of wind –the fresh, mild and fragrance – are flowing in the spring season and every organ of life from farms to orchards is joyful.
  • Indeed, wherever we look, flowers are blooming and every person is standing to welcome spring.
  • This spring has brought a new hope, a new zeal for India, leaving behind the despondency of pandemic.
  • In this gaiety, the birth anniversary of Maharaja Suheldev Ji, the great hero who stands as a shield for Indianness, our culture and our ethos, is further enhancing our happiness.
  • Friends, I had the opportunity to issue a postage stamp in memory of Maharaja Suheldev in Ghazipur about two years ago.
  • Today, I have the privilege of laying the foundation stone of his grand monument in Bahraich.
  • This modern and magnificent monument and the development of the historic Chittaura Lake will enhance the blessings of Maharaja Suheldev on Bahraich and will also inspire generations to come.
  • Friends, Today, the medical college built in the name of Maharaja Suheldev has got a new and grand building.
  • The improvement in health facilities in the aspirational district of Bahraich for development will ease the lives of the people here.
  • It will benefit the nearby Shravasti, Balrampur, Siddharthnagar and also help the patients coming from Nepal.
  • Brothers and sisters, The history of India is not just which was written by those who enslaved the country with the mindset of slavery.