Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 124th Birth Anniversary (Photo Credit: PTI)
Today, India is celebrating the 124th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with great alacrity. Born of January 23, 1987, Netaji had a vision to free India from the colonial rule of British. His love for India was to an extent that goes unparallel in the pages of history. A true nationalist, a devout patriot and passionate Indian, Netaji’s contribution and sacrifice in the Indian Freedom Struggle will be remembered forever.
He, without any stretch of imagination, played a pivotal role to free India from the jaws of Britishers. On Netaji's birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter and referred to the diary note of Janakinath Bose (Netaji’s Father): “A son was born at midday.”
PM’s tweet “This son became a valorous freedom fighter and thinker who devoted his life towards one great cause- India’s freedom. I refer to Netaji Bose, who we proudly remember on his Jayanti today” speaks a lot about the passion and love Indian shares for Netaji.
On 23rd January 1897, Janakinath Bose wrote in his diary, “A son was born at midday.”— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2020
This son became a valorous freedom fighter and thinker who devoted his life towards one great cause- India’s freedom.
I refer to Netaji Bose, who we proudly remember on his Jayanti today. pic.twitter.com/wp3UjudKJ4
PM Modi also tweeted that India will remain grateful to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for his bravery and indelible contribution to resisting colonialism.
India will always remain grateful to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for his bravery and indelible contribution to resisting colonialism. He stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians. pic.twitter.com/otUlFanULs— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted and paid his tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He tweeted and said Netaji’s courage and passion inspire every Indian.
Tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India's freedom struggle. At his word, millions of Indians joined the freedom movement and gave their all. His courage and patriotism inspire us.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 23, 2020
Subhas Chandra Bose was the leader of Indian National Congress during 1920 and 1930, and was elected as president of the party in 1938 and 1939. Nevertheless, he left the party in 1939 due to differences with Mahatma Gandhi. He thought to free India from the colonial British rule by taking foreign help during the World War II.
Meanwhile, he was taken into house arrest several times by the British before eventually escaping from India in the year 1940. Thereafter, he went to Germany and then formed the Indian National Army in 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II. He inspired thousands of fellow Indians to join INA with the objective to free India from British rule.
It is also worth mentioning that Netaji secured 4th place in the ICS Exam, however he resigned as he refused to work under a foreign government. For him, working as an ICS Officer would be serving British. After leaving ICS, he wrote to his brother Sarat Chandra Bose - "Only on the soil of sacrifice and suffering can we raise our national edifice”.