New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- : Stressing on the need to rewrite India's history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that despite country's rich history of victory and sacrifice, colonial-era history is taught in educational institutes.

While speaking at the 400th birth anniversary celebration of Lachit Barphukan, the Prime Minister said that India's history was distorted deliberately.

"In every corner of the country, bravehearts of Maa Bharati faced the oppressors and sacrificed their lives. This history was deliberately hidden. Is the valour of Lachit Barphukan not important? Are the sacrifices of thousands of people in Assam against the Mughals not important?" said PM Modi.

He said that there was a need after independence to fight th...