The great war between the Hindu King Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar is jotted with golden ink in the history of India. Bringing forth this epic memory, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath commented on an event dated 14th June that it was Maharana Pratap who showed true valour in the battle field instead of Akbar.
This statement was made by the present CM during a function organized to commemorate the bravery of the king on Maharan Pratap Jayanti. CM Yogi further commented that the Hindu king displayed an exemplary example of undying courage against the army of Mughals that lives on even after centuries.
The historical fight between the two emperors is known in the history as “Battle of Haldighati”. As per CM Yogi, it doesn’t matter who bagged the title of the winner at the end of this fierce battle, what matters is the fact that the courageous king stood up against such a mighty army with all his strength to fight till his last breath. Maharana Pratap is the biggest and brightest example of valour and courage displayed in the battlefield which is a rare occurrence in the pages of history. A battle that went on for years was ultimately scored by the King in the Aravalli Hills after he won back all that belonged to him, including his forts. Although he lost the Battle of Haldighati, Mewar was victorious in the second war named Battle of Dewar.
According to historians, it was the Mughal forces that defeated the King Maharana Pratap while fighting in “Battle of Haldighati”. But according to CM Yogi Adityanath, it was a victory of courage, determination and heroism shown by the king in the battlefield. He managed to guard the honour and self-respect of his country even when times were rough for years on the run. The bravery shown by the Hindu king is still relevant in today’s generation when everything is run by technology, we require a true leader who guides and protects the country like Maharana Pratap did.
Following this statement, he also released one special edition RSS magazine named “Avadh Prahri” marking the initiation of the day of remembrance.