PM Modi will virtually laid down the foundation stone of the Maharaja Suheldev Memorial on 16th February 2021. Apart from that, the foundation stone for the development work of Chittaura Lake in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh will also be laid down.

Points To Note

  • CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel will also be attending the virtual event.
  • The project comprises of the installation of the equestrian statue of Maharaja Suheldev and development of various tourist amenities including a guest house, cafeteria, and the children’s park.
  • PM Modi will also unveil the programmes of beautification of Shravasti, Chittaura Lake, and Bahraich.
  • The event will also highlight the historical and mythological significance of Bahraich district, UP.

The Statue of Maharaja Suheldev

The foundation stone of the Statue of Maharaja Suheldev will also be laid down by PM Modi in Bahraich. The foundation stone will be laid down in order to mark the birth anniversary of Suheldev.

Backdrop

A statue was also unveiled earlier in February 2016 by the then BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) Chief time Amit Shah. Amit Shah had also launched a book on him. The government of India also released a stamp and started a running superfast train in the name of Suheldev.

Who was the Suheldev?

Suhaldev was an Indian king from Shravasti. Suhaldev is popular because he defeated and killed Ghaznavid general Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud. He defeated the Ghaznavid general at Bahraich in 1034 CE. Suheldev also finds mention in the 17th century Mirat-i-Masudi which is a Persian-language historical romance. The Hindi nationalist groups characterize him as a Hindu King who had defeated the Muslim invader.

Bahraich

The Bahraich city and a municipal board in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is located on the Saryu River which is a tributary of Ghaghara river. The city share an international border with Nepal.

Foundation Stone for Maharaja Suheldev Memorial to be laid down