Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the Matua community to raise awareness to remove corruption at every level in society. Mr Modi said, if anyone is being harassed anywhere, then definitely raise your voice there. It is our duty towards society and also towards the nation. Prime Minister was addressing Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022 at Shreedham Thakurnagar, Thakurbari in West Bengal on the occasion of 211th birth anniversary of Shree Shree Harichand Thakur Ji, yesterday via video conferencing. Mr. Modi said, it is our democratic right to participate in political activities. But because of political opposition, if someone intimidates someone with violence, then it is a violation of the rights of others.
Prime Minister said, it is our duty that if the mentality of violence and anarchy exists anywhere in the society, then it should be opposed. Mr Modi termed the Matua Maha Mela a reflection of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. The Prime Minister said that our culture and civilization are great due to their continuous flow and continuity and have a natural tendency to self-regenerate. Noting the social work of the leaders of the Matua community, Mr Modi talked about New India’s effort to provide cleanliness, health, and self-confidence to the daughters of the country. The Prime Minister said “When the government takes the government schemes to the people on the basis of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and when, Sabka Prayas drives the development of the nation, then we move towards building an inclusive society”.
Remembering Shree Shree Harichand Thakur Ji’s emphasis on duty alongside divine love, Mr Modi stressed the role of duties in civic life. Prime Minister said, We have to make this sense of duty as the basis for the development of the nation.
The Prime Minister recalled his happiness on being able to pay his obeisance at Orakandi Thakurbari in Bangladesh in March 2021 also February 2019 when he had the opportunity to visit Thakurnagar. Mr Modi emphasized that Matua Dharma Maha Mela is an occasion to bow to the Matua tradition, foundation of which was laid by Shree Shree Harichand Thakur ji and further nurtured by Guruchand Thakur Ji and Boro Ma. The Prime Minister also credited his cabinet colleague Shantanu Thakur for taking forward the great tradition.