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Freedom struggle history revolves around some people, families: Modi

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Mandla (MP), Apr 24: In a veiled attack on the Nehru-Gandhi clan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was unfortunate that the history of the Indian freedom struggle revolved around “some people and families”.

He also announced that museums dedicated to unsung freedom fighters, including members of tribal communities, would be built across the country.

“It is unfortunate that the Indian freedom struggle has revolved around some people and families,” Modi said.

The prime minister was addressing a well-attended gathering of indigenous people and representatives of gram panchayats on the occasion of the National Panchayat Raj Day at Ramnagar in this tribal-dominated district.

“To highlight the contribution of people who played a major role in the freedom struggle since 1857 (but are not widely known), a museum dedicated to them will be set  up in every state.

“These museums will help the new generations know about their sacrifices for the country. Why is that the names of these freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the country did not figure in history,” he asked.

The prime minister also called upon panchayat heads to ensure no child in their village remained illiterate and children got the benefits of government health schemes especially meant for them.

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