Salient points of the speech of BJP National President Shri Amit Shah during inaugural session of Veer Savarkar Sahitya Sammelan in Thane, Maharashtra

Friday, 21 April 2017


Salient points of the speech of BJP National President Shri Amit Shah during inaugural session of Veer Savarkar Sahitya Sammelan in Thane, Maharashtra


Veer Savarkar worked to light the lamp of patriotism in the hearts of millions of Indians and I am one of them
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I urge the organizers that they should not limit Veer Savarkar Sahitya Sammelan to Maharashtra because people who like and respect Savarkar are spread across the country
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The literature penned by Veer Savarkar has the ability to provide ray of hope in the most trying circumstances Veer Savarkar’s philosophy and thoughts are as much relevant today in giving direction to the nation as they were decades ago
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Veer Savarkar was a multi faceted personality. A person like Savarkar, who was both writer and fighter, is born once in centuries. He was a born nationalist, a social reformer, and a fine orator who knew several languages
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Indian literature has nine emotions including one on courage but Veer Savarkar brought in the 10th emotion of patriotism through his literary writings. These writings amply demonstrated how literature can instill patriotism among countrymen
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Only a patriot like Veer Savarkar could have written that Hey Motherland, death for you is equivalent to 100 births while life without you is equivalent to death. If those who criticize Savarkar for the sake of politics read him even once, and if they have even an iota of patriotism, they will not criticize him anymore
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Number of citizens got Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, and Bharat Ratna but it is only in the case of Savarkar that the country chose to give the title of Veer without any recommendation or demand from political parties or signature campaign or propsal in Parliament
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Veer Savarkar was a lawyer but he could never practice. Unlike a number of other freedom fighters who were also eminent lawyers, Veer Savarkar was the only one who refused to take oath in allegiance to the Queen and hence could not get his degree
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The previous BJP government had installed Savarkar Jyoti in Andaman Jail, where Veer Savarkar was kept by Biritsh and tortured. Unfortunately, Savarkar Jyoti was put out by the UPA government but now, I have personally visited Andaman Jail and reignited that flame
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It was bang opposite Veer Savarkar’s prison in Aandaman where other freedom fighters were hanged to death every day. The British though that the cries of those who were being executed would break Savarkar emotionally and mentally but they could not succeed
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People may disagree with Veer Savarkar’s thoughts and ideology but those who doubt his nationalism must remember that this nation will not forgive them
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Veer Savarkar was also an accomplished language scholar. He worked to enrich our languages, introduced many new words and thus made them complete
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