There was a great fervor at BN Institutions on the occasion of the national hero Durgadas Rathore’s 375th birth anniversary. The grand celebration was held at Bhupal Nobels Seminar Hall at 11am.
The chief guest on this occasion was Prof. Omkar Singh Kelwa and Main Speaker was Krishna Swaroop Gupta, Ex-Dean Arts faculty, MLSU and notable historian of Udaipur. The function was presided by Pratap Singh Talawada, Director Pratap Shoudh Pratishthan. Mohabbat Singh Rathore welcomed the guest and told about the life history of great patriot.
K.S. Gupta on this occasion told that Veer Durgadas was the most revered guardian and protector of Marwar. It is known fact that Durgadas fought bravely with mighty mughals and King Aurangzeb in 17th century for the sovereign of Marwar from his clinch. He was the main hero for the preservation of the integrity and independent identity of Marwar.
He also narrated that every mother wish that his son should be as brave as Durgadas (Mayad eida put zan zehda Durgadas, Bandh mandaso takhiyo bin thamba aakash). O.S. Kelwa told about the spiritual qualities of Durgadas like selflessness, work for his country’s freedom, mass leadership, fearlessness and ability to inspire posterity all combine to highlight the spiritual element in his character.
Thus Durgadas emerged a saint-soldier of Marwar, reminiscent of Bheeshma of Mahabharat and he will continue to inspire nationalism in Indian youth.
He also compared Durgadas as the Pratap of Marwar. He suggested that there should be a Prize for the selflessness service for the country on the name of Veer Durgadas should be constituted.
Program was anchored by Kamal Singh Rathore and he also emphasized the importance of the day by various couplets and dohas.
Various notable historians were present on this occasion like Girish Prasad Mathur, Prof. JN Kaviraj, Pankaj Ameta, Bhagat Singh Bemla, Dwarika Lal Mathur, Dr.Prayadesh Ojha, and Bhupendra Singh Rathore. Vote of thanks was proposed by Bhanu Kapil.