Shri Piyush Goyal,
Minister of Railways,
Your achievements and celebrated contributions to the nation uplifted my confidence to write my thought provoking experience to you.
When my North Indian relatives based in Delhi showed their ignorance about fearless freedom fighter Veer Sawarkar on his birth anniversary, I became sad and numb how our current generations, rather last three generations, have been deprived of knowledge about many freedom fighters, and other historical legends, war heroes as well as martyrs.
A nation’s glorious history builds national character of coming generations and instil patriotic spirit into them. Strategic loss and military disaster in history, too, teaches next generations not to repeat the same mistakes.
Our history text books are full of glorification of Islamic invaders who committed atrocities for hundred of years on we Indians. These Islamic attackers were also eulogised by naming our roads and cities after them such as Aurangabad, Babur road etc. But, what is disturbing is “our current generations are ignorant of our glorious history.”
Indian Railway, the fourth longest rail network in the world, is life line of Indians. Almost all Indians are directly or indirectly connected to the Indian Railway. “INDIA MUST BUILD A MUSEUM AT EVERY RAILWAY STATION” dedicating our historical war heroes, freedom fighters and martyrs who made supreme sacrifice protecting our borders with glorious history of the city, town or village. Not only it this project would infuse patriotic spirit in its citizens, but also it would generate revenues for the government. Also, please add local history and culture as part of the museum besides martyrs of Indian Army, freedom fighters, historical war heroes.
Like Indian railway connects Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Arunchal Pradesh to Dwarka geographically, museums about our glorious history at every railway station would inject droplets of our glorious history.
Kindly consider this proposal.