New Delhi: Paying tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to the nation.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, PM Modi said everyone is proud of Netaji’s contribution to the nation. “Wishing all the countrymen a very Happy Parakram Diwas. My respectful tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. Every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to our nation,” he tweeted.
“At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him,” PM Modi added.
President Ram Nath Kovind also remembered the late freedom fighter and said that his ideals and sacrifice will forever inspire Indians.
PM Modi also greeted people on ‘Parakram Diwas’, which has been announced by his government to mark the Azad Hind Fauj founder’s birthday.
SEVERAL LEADERS PAY TRIBUTE
Home Minister Amit Shah praised Netaji for organising the youth with his extraordinary patriotism, indomitable courage and stunning speech that shook the foundation of foreign rule.
“I bow to the great leader of Independence Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. He shook the foundation of foreign rule by organizing the youth with his extraordinary patriotism, indomitable courage and stunning speech. His unparalleled sacrifice, tenacity and struggle for the motherland will always guide the country,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Saluting the “brave son of our soil”, Congress too paid tribute to Netaji and called his devotion to “Bharat Mata” as unwavering.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too paid his humble tribute and wrote on Twitter, “The nation remembers him and his warm words on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Humble tribute.”
Bengal govt to set up ‘Jai Hind University’ with 100% state funding to commemorate Netaji
To commemorate Netaji, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced the setting up of Jai Hind University, a national university with international collaboration, with 100 per cent state funding.
A Bengal Planning Commission will also be set up to help the state in its planning initiatives, drawing inspiration from Netaji’s thoughts on the National Planning Commission, the chief minister said.
Calling Netaji an “epitome of patriotism, courage, leadership, unity and brotherhood,” Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “Homage to Deshnayak Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. A national and global icon, Netaji’s rise from Bengal is unmatched in the annals of Indian history.”
Mamata Banerjee further stated that to commemorate the 75th year of the independence of the country, a tableau featuring Netaji and other prominent Bengal freedom fighters will be displayed during the Republic Day Parade.
Starting this year, the Republic Day celebrations will begin from January 23 instead of January 24 in order to include Netaji’s birth anniversary.