On Tuesday Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma said that the history of Tripura is badly misinterpreted as the people did not document the series of events that took place in the past. During this time he was giving a speech on the launch of a coffee table book on state development from 1949 to 2022.
Chief Minister Devvarma addressed that eh 68 pages of the book were published by the department of planning and coordination which is divided into 18 chapters discussing the state development journey in power, agriculture, and horticulture, forest, and ecology, information and technology, women’s empowerment, urban development, trade and industry, friendship with Bangladesh, and justice.
He said history has lacked many heroes and it’s very important to have a role model. If we did not have an ideal like Maharaja Bir Bikram, we did not have had to go to Cuba, China, or Vietnam looking for one. Or if we have Swami Vivekananda or Rabindranath Tagore, we must say so. We have Rai Kachag and Rai Kasam; we should talk about them, and the children should know about them.
Rai Kachag and Rai Kasam were in the army of a royal who fought against the attackers attacking Manikya King ruled that time in the Tipperah kingdom. Devvarma is also a ‘prince’ of the erstwhile Manikya dynasty.
Devvarma also tweeted targeting congress and said that the impression has created a myth that only one family has fought for national freedom. He said if the interpretation of the history is true then it will not be started from 1949 we want all the history and all the efforts from the previous government should be recognized. In the making of new history, it will not mean the twisting of the previous one.
He also highlighted the work of the freedom fighters of Nagaland and Manipur who fought against the Britishers. Today we are trying to see the truth and strengthen our society. The Coffee table is a story of the progress of Tripura.