Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 27
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday people should to remember the sacrifices made by Sikh Gurus Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind, “Mata Gujri” and the four “Sahibzadas”.
In his last ‘Mann ki Baat’ address of the year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Their sacrifices helped to strengthen and upkeep India’s great culture and civilisation”.
He also spoke of theCOVID-19 pandemic, saying it taught the country hard lessons.
“It was challenging,” Modi said, “but taught people resilience. This resilience had its source from the inner resource strength of ‘Aatam Nirbhar’,” he said.
His remarks that come as Modi’s government grapples with an ongoing farmers’ protest that comprise, in large part, of Sikh farmers.
The prime minister and has government has been trying to mollify protesters and has been trying to reach out to the Sikh community in particular since the protests escalated in November.
PTI reported that the IRCTC sent out nearly two crore emails between December 8 and December 12 to its customers listing 13 decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support the Sikh community, amidst farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three farm laws.
Additionally, the prime minister’s recent visit to Delhi’s Gurdwara Rakabganj amid a standoff with farmers also drew attention from the press.