GUWAHATI, Dec 23 - “It is important for every citizen of India to know about the country's glorious history and get inspired to work for a bright future and contribute to nation building,” Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi made these observations while attending the11th National Conference of Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana and the National Seminar held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva International Auditorium here today.
Governor Prof Mukhi said it is imperative for every citizen of the country to know about its history. Considering the rich history of India, every citizen of the country should strive to glorify its position and status even in the international forum. He also said efforts should be made to create a sense of national consciousness so that everybody can make systematic efforts to place the future of the country on a high pedestal.
Prof Mukhi also said the Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana has been the pioneer in carrying out qualitative research activities to trace the rich history of the country. He also pointed out the research carried out by the Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana in tracing the Vedic river Saraswati and in disproving the ‘Aryan Invasion Theory’.
The Governor hailed the role of Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana for accomplishing different landmark projects, namely, calculation and determination of the dates of the Mahabharata till the present day based on the Bharatiya Kalganana, et al.
In addition to this, other significant projects also include writing and compilation of the histories of the districts of Bharatavarsha from a correct perspective along with compiling and recording the histories of Bharatiya pilgrimage sites.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while speaking on the occasion, said the present generation should be exposed and taught the right and correct history of the country so as to inculcate a sense of patriotism in them.
Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain along with a host of research scholars, academicians and other dignitaries from all over the country took part in the programme.