Heroes of Bharat are worshipped above the boundaries of states, region, caste and panthas since time immemorial. The legacy of the nation has been built by people from all parts of the country and they form the cumulative heritage of the land. A Guru Gobind Singh is never treated as only a Punjabi, A Sivaji was never perceived to be only a Maharashtrian, A Valmiki, A Vyasa, A Narayana Guru, A Kanaka Dasa do not represent only the region from where they were born. They represent Bharat’s tradition.
It is a very narrow mind which perceives the greatness of heroes through the glasses of region.
The demand for smaller states for administrative purposes is just. But, to detach ourselves from the legacy of our great ancestors giving a regional angle to them is foolishness.
Shalivahana on whose name a entire the Shalivahana Shaka is named, Sri Krishnadevaraya who along with his ancestors stood as a bulwark against Islamic invasions in South India, Annamaya whose songs are rendered by Bhaktas across the country, Siddhendra Yogi the founder of the world-famous Kuchipudi classical dance form more than 600 years ago, Ramdas who is quoted as an epitome of Bhakti, Rani Rudramma Devi , S. Radhakrishna – 2nd President of India, Nanayya, Kshetrayya, Molla, Yogi Vemana and many more are not merely regional entities. They represent the cumulative heritage of Bharat.
This vandalism is an insult of the collective wisdom of Bharat. This is a day of shame for the people of Bhagyanagar ( Hyderabad ) who allowed the destruction of these statues.
A nation is judged by the treatment it gives to the heroes of the land.
All nationalists must rise and raise their voice to make the leaders of the movement hear that we will not allow the vandals to create divisions among our heroes . A division of state need not mean division in the hearts of people.