Netaji’s Birth Anniversary Will Be Celebrated As ‘PARAKRAM DIWAS’ In The Country

by Shatakshi Gupta

The Central Government on Tuesday has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the great freedom fighter and founder of Azad Hind Fauj. On January 23 every year, the government will  celebrate Netaji’s  birthday as Parakram Diwas. This information has been given by the Union Ministry of Culture. Interestingly, 125th birth anniversary of Netaji will be celebrated this year.

 The notification issued by the Ministry of Culture stated, ‘To remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and his selfless service and respect for the nation, the Government of India has given a call to the countrymen. It Has decided to celebrate his birthday on January 23 every year as Parakram Diwas to inspire the youth especially. Netaji instilled patriotism among the countrymen during  the adverse circumstances.’

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The government has taken this decision at a time when the state assembly elections are due this year.  The BJP is trying its best to feed ‘Lotus’ in the state. At the same time, Mamta Banerjee has been struggling to preserve her power.  Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi can visit West Bengal on 23 January.  Here he will take part in the birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to be held at the Victorial Memorial in Kolkata.

The Prime Minister may also visit the National Library of Belvedere Estate located in Alipur. For this, the West Bengal Police and Special Protection Group (SPG), which protects the Prime Minister of India, had a meeting on 18 January. Two programs have been shortlisted for Prime Minister Modi. No political program has been organized during the Prime Minister’s visit. However, it is believed that he can meet Bengal BJP leaders.

At the same time, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress President Mamta Banerjee can do a ‘Padayatra’ on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Committee established for the purpose

The Ministry of Culture  informed that a high level committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  This committee has been formed to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This high-level committee will decide the activities designed for a year-long commemoration starting from 23 January 2021.