Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that today we are enjoying freedom because of martyrs. He said that martyrs of Rohnat village of Haryana also sacrificed their lives for freedom. During the atrocities by the Britishers, the people of Rohnat village came forward and confronted them.
The Chief Minister said this while attending a play Dastan-e-Rohnaat at the Indira Gandhi Auditorium of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University on Saturday.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that it is our duty to remember the martyrs who contributed to the freedom of our country. He said that programmes are being organized at various places across the country to celebrate the 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. In this episode, a presentation of a play Dastan-e-Rohnaat is being organized by the Department of Information, Public Relations and Languages today. Expressing happiness over a huge gathering, the Chief Minister said that he is happy that around 700 people have arrived from Rohnaat to watch this play. Apart from this, a large number of people have also reached from Hisar and the surrounding area.
The Chief Minister said that on May 29, 1857, the rebellion spark started spreading against the British rule. After this incident, the British accelerated atrocities on Indians, but still the people of India did not give up and faced them firmly. During this occasion, the Chief Minister called upon the people to take a pledge to preserve this freedom. He said that by eradicating evils of the society, we will be able to maintain this freedom.
During the welcome address, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Director General of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal said that so far more than 1200 programmes have been organized by the department in the episode of celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. This programme is also a part of the same series. The Department aims to organize around 2500 such programmes this year. The purpose of the play Dastan-e-Rohnaat is to make the younger generation understand the meaning of supreme sacrifice and give a positive message.
On this occasion Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Sh. J. P Dalal, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Dr. Kamal Gupta, Deputy Speaker, Sh. Ranbir Gangwa, MLA, Sh. Vinod Bhayana and senior officers were present.