The nation pays homage to great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary today. It was on this day in 1897, Neta Ji was born in Cuttack, Odisha. The day is being celebrated as Parakram Diwas.
The year-long celebrations to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji also started today. Government has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji as ‘Parakram Diwas’ on 23rd January every year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the inaugural event of the celebrations being held at Kolkata.
The Ministry of Education proposed to establish five chairs on Netaji in five Indian Universities, organize online Lectures and Webinars on teachings of Netaji. National Film Development Corporation under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will organize a short-film competition on – How to fulfil Netaji’s dreams for India.
During the freedom struggle, the great freedom fighter Netaji at one occasion, highlighted the importance of unity among the countrymen to end the British Rule. Netaji had also called upon the people to be ready for the sacrifice for the sake of the motherland.