New Delhi, Jan 14: Lamenting the special attention to royal families and rulers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was a "deliberate conspiracy" to keep the country in the shackles of slavery and highlighted how even people considered "small" can change history.
He said ambitious people achieve great tasks by working through all difficulties while many people think that some great work can be done only in a conducive atmosphere.
"It has been the misfortune of our country that for the last 200-250 years, there has been special attention on royal families and rulers. Only issues related to them are talked about and written about.
This was a deliberate conspiracy to keep the country in the shackles of slavery," Modi said. He said such a situation continued even after the country achieved Independence, with attention being given only to "raj parivaron" (royal families) and "raj neta" (politicians).
There has been very little attention to many people, who are seen as "small" by "big" people even though they have done landmark tasks, he said while giving away Times Now's 'Amazing Indians' awards to those who have made special contribution to the society overcoming difficulties and challenges.
"One can overcome difficulties and challenges only when he has fire within to do something in life," Modi said, adding that those who have made achievements in life have struggled a lot to do so. "Small people change history.
This needs to be understood by the society," he said, adding it is an inspiration for others. Giving examples, he said no road or chowk is named after any teacher even though he shapes many lives whereas such a thing is done for even a corporator.
"The people society considers inferior have a major contribution to society and their contribution can't be forgotten," the Prime Minister said. He said that by connecting the strength of such people, the power of the country can be enhanced.