Tributes poured in for Bose on 125th birth anniversary

New Delhi: The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other leaders paid rich tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. On January 23, India celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Bose, a prominent Indian freedom fighter.

His birth anniversary was celebrated as ‘Parakram Diwas’, and the Modi government announced that Republic Day celebrations would start from January 23, from this year on.

To mark the occasion, President Kovind said, “India gratefully pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. The daring steps that he took to fulfill his fierce commitment to the idea of a free India — Azad Hind — make him a national icon. His ideals and sacrifice will forever inspire every Indian.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. Every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to our nation.”

Remembering Netaji, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, “My respectful tributes to the great nationalist, legendary freedom fighter and visionary leader, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary today. We commemorate this day as #ParakramDiwas to honor Netaji’s indomitable courage and selfless service to the nation.”

“The nation is indebted to the iconic leader for his monumental role in the freedom struggle,” Naidu said.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Greetings to you on ‘Parakram Diwas’. I bow to the epitome of courage and valor, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on this occasion. He went to great lengths while fighting for the freedom of his motherland. His contribution in India’s freedom struggle continues to inspire us.”

Image courtesy of (Image Courtesy: PIB)

Share this post