On the 19th
of February, 2015, the Foundation Day of The Society of Historians, our MLA Mr.
Ghanshyam Ganjawala visited the Office of the society. It was during his visit
that his interview was taken.
The first question
that came to our mind was why history was being distorted by a lot of
politicians to achieve their own goals. Mr. Ganjawala agreed that there were
many instances where history was being distorted by politicians to achieve
their personal political gains but he was also quick to add that events which
have already happened and have been recorded cannot be changed and what these
people were doing was merely creating a new interpretation of the incidents to
satisfy their narrow mentality and political interests. Shri Ganjawala then
stated that his party was against such activities and people who indulged in
them were immediately taken to task. We then asked him what the government was
doing to preserve the historical sites which were being pilfered and destroyed
in the name of development. He replied that all historical sites and buildings
of importance and having heritage value were being handed over to the
Archeological Survey of India for their maintenance and extra funds were being released
to ensure that there was no neglect due to shortage of funds. Finally he was
asked as to how he felt about the Historical Society of India and he stated
that such societies were the need of the hour to make our youngest generation
aware of our rich past and the sacrifices made by our forefathers for which we
are enjoying what we are enjoying today. He wished the Society all luck and
vowed to provide all help in their development.