New Delhi: In an apparent attack on the Congress, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday claimed that 80 percent of the country's history, before and after Independence, has become the saga of a single family while many great figures have been forgotten because of "political prejudice".
There is a need to again make these great people who had contributed immensely to nation building the source of inspiration for the new generation, he said during the inauguration of an exhibition on Parsi community in New Delhi, said a statement released by his office.
"There is need to make ideal and source of inspiration of the new generation, those great personalities of nation building and country’s victory saga who have been forgotten due to political prejudice, Naqvi, who is the minister of state for minorities said.
"We have to bring forward before the new generation, history of those people who have made tremendous contribution in nation building," he added.
Naqvi said every society feels proud to connect with their great personalities and Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Buddhist, Jain communities have produced freedom fighters and other great personalities who sacrificed their life for the country.
We have been making the people aware of history of the Parsi community which has played a vital role in nation building, he said.
Naqvi said in the coming days, efforts will be made so that glorious history of the minority communities reaches the people.
On Parsi community, he said it has given a number of great personalities who have contributed a lot in various fields from Jamsetji to Dadabhai Nouroji to Bhikaji Cama, Homi Bhabha, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, among others.