CM releases book ‘1857 Ki Kranti Aur Neemuch’

The Congress has made inroads into urban bodies in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Thursday, adding that the BJP is nowhere in the picture.

The Congress has swept in maximum urban bodies and where it lacks majority the Mayor or Chairman of the Congress will be elected with the help of independents, he added.

Interacting with the media after returning from Uttar Pradesh, he said that the favourable electoral outcome has been received across the state. The credit goes to all the party leaders and workers for their hard work. The party has thus made inroads into urban areas also. It is also the mandate of the success of programmes of the Chhattisgarh government, he said.On the Uttar Pradesh visit, he said that the graph of the Congress is rising as most events held were successful.

Congress leaders were asked to file an affidavit for organising a public meeting at Lakhimpur Kheri. The condition imposed was that there should be no mention of the mowing incident of farmers or Ajay Mishra, the accused in the death of farmers.Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday released the book “1857 Ki Kranti Aur Neemuch” (Revolution of Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Seven and Neemuch) in the Chief Minister’s auditorium in the Vidhan Sabha.

According to Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academy Director Vikas Dave, the book written by Dr. Surendra Shaktawat is an important document of regional history. The revolutionaries of Neemuch played a special role in the first freedom struggle of 1857.

The first revolution in Madhya Pradesh was initiated by Mohammad Ali Beg on June 3, 1857 from the red soil of Neemuch. Krantiveer Ali Beg took the victory flag from Neemuch and reached Agra via Chittor, Banera, Nasirabad, Deoli, where he conquered the British. In the present book, the author has made an attempt to expose the reality of the self-evident English justice through the fire incident of Bhumiya Khedi, a symbol of the cruelty of the British, the murder of the innocent Patel Tarachand of Nimbahera and the hanging of Tatya and proved that Neemuch’s revolution was not only a military rebellion, but a mass revolution, in which the participation of the local population was also there.

The author of the book Dr. Surendra Shaktawat is the convener of Itihasa Sanklan Samiti, Neemuch and a member of the Neemuch District Archaeological Association. Shri Shaktawat is the principal of Balkavi Bairagi Mahavidyalaya, Kanavati. Dr. Shaktawat has written books like Gram Gatha Pipliya Raoji, Itihas Ki Nazar Me Neemuch Jile Ke Swatantrata Senani, Malwa Ka Loknatya Mach and other books including Malwa Ki Chitrakala etc written in collaboration with Dr. Shailendra Kumar Sharma.

Guru Gobind Singh completed the “Guru Granth Sahib”, the holy scripture of the Sikhs, and beautified it as a Guru. He was born on December 22, 1666 in Patna.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has tweeted- “Many tributes to the 10th Guru of Sikhs and founder of Khalsa Panth Guru Gobind Singh Ji on his anniversary. You were not only a unique hero of the world’s sacrificial tradition, but also a great warrior, poet and a spiritual teacher. Your great thoughts will continue to salvage mankind for ages.