In a momentous address to the nation on the 350th coronation anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the iconic figure as a beacon of bravery and courage, whose ideals continue to inspire the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ (One India, Great India). PM Modi emphasised that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja’s legacy signifies the triumph over a slave mentality and the enduring spirit of self-governance.
“Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj remains a source of inspiration for us all. He epitomised bravery and courage, showing us the path to self-rule while eradicating the mindset of slavery. Shivaji Maharaj was not only a formidable warrior but also a remarkable administrator. Today, his thoughts resonate in the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’,” PM Modi expressed.
The 350th coronation anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja holds a special place in Maharashtra, celebrated with the enthusiasm of a festival. It marked a significant turning point, heralding the call for self-rule, fostering a sense of nationalism, and kindling a new consciousness and energy in the people, PM Modi highlighted. He further underscored the profound significance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja’s governance, which centered on national welfare and public well-being.
Honoring an Iconic Legacy: PM Modi Celebrates 350th Coronation Anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji
PM Modi also underscored Chhatrapati Maharaja’s role in liberating the Indian Navy from the shackles of colonial subjugation, replacing the identity of British rule with his royal seal. “After centuries of slavery, our countrymen had suffered a loss of self-esteem and confidence. Instilling faith in the people during that time was a challenging task. However, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja not only fought against invaders but also instilled in the people the belief that self-rule was achievable,” stated PM Modi.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja is celebrated for his valor as well as his principles of good governance, presenting a comprehensive blueprint for nation-building. “He established Swaraj (independence) as well as Suraj (good governance). His works, governance system, and policies retain their relevance in contemporary times. His visionary expansion of the Navy continues to inspire us. It is our government’s good fortune that last year, drawing inspiration from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, India emancipated the Navy from the vestiges of slavery. The royal seal of Shivaji Maharaja has replaced the identity of British rule,” affirmed PM Modi.
PM Modi further emphasised that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja’s enduring values continue to guide the nation towards progress. Based on these values, he urged the nation to embark on the transformative journey of the ‘Amrit Kaal’ (Golden Era), spanning 25 years. This journey entails fulfilling the aspirations of the India envisioned by Shivaji Maharaj—a journey towards Swaraj (self-rule), good governance, self-reliance, and a developed India.
In conclusion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address on the momentous occasion of Chhatrapati 350th coronation anniversary echoes the indomitable spirit, courage, and liberation embodied by the legendary figure. Shivaji Maharaja’s profound impact on India’s history and his enduring legacy inspire the nation to strive towards a prosperous and self-governed future, firmly rooted in the values he championed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a resounding tribute on the occasion of the 350th coronation anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, celebrating the revered figure as a symbol of unwavering bravery and empowerment. In his address to the nation, PM Modi emphasised the enduring relevance of Shivaji Maharaja’s ideals, which continue to inspire the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ (One India, Great India).
With unwavering admiration, PM Modi described Chhatrapati Maharaja as a guiding light, whose exceptional courage and indomitable spirit continue to resonate across the country. He lauded Shivaji Maharaja’s transformative leadership, which not only exemplified valor and fearlessness but also paved the way for self-governance and the eradication of the slave mentality. Drawing parallels between Shivaji Maharaja’s principles and the present-day vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat,’ PM Modi highlighted the profound impact of his legacy.
PM Modi Hails Chhatrapati Shivaji’s 350th Coronation Anniversary as an Inspirational Saga of Courage and Empowerment
The 350th coronation anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja is an occasion celebrated with immense fervor throughout Maharashtra. It represents a significant milestone, characterised by the resounding calls for self-rule, igniting a sense of nationalism and fostering a renewed sense of purpose among the people. PM Modi acknowledged the historical significance of Shivaji Maharaja’s governance, which placed paramount importance on the welfare of the nation and its citizens.
PM Modi further emphasised the pivotal role played by Chhatrapati Maharaja in liberating the Indian Navy from the clutches of colonial subjugation. He underscored the transformative impact of Shivaji Maharaja’s vision, which replaced the identity of British rule with his regal seal, symbolising the triumph of freedom and sovereignty. PM Modi applauded Shivaji Maharaja’s unwavering belief in the potential of the nation and his visionary efforts in expanding the Navy, an inspiration that resonates even today.
Reflecting on Chhatrapati Maharaja’s remarkable leadership, PM Modi highlighted the fusion of bravery and effective governance that defined his reign. Shivaji Maharaja’s legacy is characterised not only by his military prowess but also by his commitment to fostering good governance and nation-building. The Prime Minister emphasised the timeless relevance of Shivaji Maharaja’s governance principles, underscoring their pertinence in contemporary times.
Looking towards the future, PM Modi called upon the nation to embark on a transformative journey guided by the values epitomised by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja. This journey, spanning 25 years, aims to fulfill Shivaji Maharaja’s visionary dreams of a self-governed India, characterised by Swaraj (self-rule), efficient governance, self-reliance, and inclusive development. PM Modi urged the nation to draw inspiration from Shivaji Maharaja’s remarkable legacy and work collectively towards achieving these aspirations.