Veer Savarkar alias Vinayak Damodar Savarkar will be presented as a hero of Indian freedom movement. In order to ensure that his name does not get lost amid the galaxy of other freedom fighters, the NDA government will ensure that Savarkar lives up to the reputation he deserves.

According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech will project Savarkar as hero.

During his victory speech, Modi also mentioned Savarkar’s name along with other renowned freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh.

Savarkar, who got sidelined during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, will now be bestowed full honours by Modi government.

In this regard, Doordarshan also came up with a documentary ‘Road to Freedom’ which will feature several fighters along with some rare pictures and videos of Savarkar. This special documentary has been prepared by bringing archives of Doordarshan into application.

What’s special about this documentary is that no video footage associated with Savarkar surfaced yet before the people.

The footage was shot in 1942 when Savarkar was present at Cripps Mission in the national capital. In this footage of three to four seconds, several other leaders along with Savarkar will also be shown.

Those who follow Leftist and Gandhian ideology never admired Savarkar. On top of that, he was named a convict in Mahatma Gandhi assassination case but the court freed him of all the charges.


In spite of playing a key role in freedom movement, Veer Sarvarkar always remained sidelined
Modi-led NDA govt has decided to glorify the ‘neglected’ freedom hero Veer Savarkar
Doordarshan prepared a documentary ‘Road to Freedom’ and it will feature several freedom fighters along with Veer Savarkar
Gandhians and Leftists are believed to be opposed to Veer Savarkar’s ideologies
Veer Savarkar is a highly respected personality in BJP and RSS circles

The BJP and the Sangh Parivar always put Savarkar in a higher pedestal. He is also seen as someone who inspired people to fight against the British rule.

Savarkar, who spent most of the time in his life in British prisons, was a subject of controversy during the tenure of previous BJP-led government as well.

The Congress then voiced its reservation towards installing his statue in the Parliament premises but Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government refused to give in to the Opposition’s pressure.

The documentary is in fact a result of those efforts only.

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