BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday tweeted that the saga of the valour of Mewar’s legendary Rani Padmavati shall be included within the college textbooks from the subsequent educational session.
He additionally introduced that the MP authorities will begin Maharana Shaurya Puraskar and Padmini Puraskar price Rs 2 Lakh every within the reminiscence of the well-known Mewar ruler Maharana Pratap and the Rani Padmavati.
Additional, the CM tweeted that land has been allotted on the Manuabhan Tekri in Bhopal for constructing a grand memorial of Rani Padmavati.
Chouhan’s transfer got here 10 days after the opposition Congress promised in its 52-point vachan patra (by-poll manifesto) to prepare programmes in reminiscence of Rani Laxmibai, apart from instituting awards carrying a prize of Rs 1 lakh every within the reminiscence of the queen of Jhansi together with Rani Durgavati, Devi Ahilyabai and Avanti Bai Lodhi.
The CM’s bulletins, nonetheless, aren’t new. Amid the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bollywood flick Padmaavat in 2017, then MP CM, whereas addressing a delegation of Kshatriyas on the CM Home in Bhopal, had introduced to incorporate a chapter on her life within the college curriculum from the next educational yr.
On the similar programme, he had additionally introduced that the state authorities would begin Rashtramata Padmavati Award to honour individuals doing exemplary work within the sphere of girls safety and empowerment.
At the moment, Chouhan had additionally mentioned that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie received’t be allowed to be screened within the state if the “distorted details” dishonoured the legendary queen’s exalted persona.
Importantly, the state Congress’s newfound love for the Queen of Jhansi is essentially being seen as a aware effort to focus on BJP Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia and erstwhile royal household of Gwalior for ‘siding’ with the British towards the Queen of Jhansi within the 1857 battle.
Historians have typically accused the Scindia dynasty of betraying the Queen of Jhansi and becoming a member of arms with the British to scuttle the 1857 rebel.