Subhash Chandra Bose or Netaji as he is fondly known is one of the most revered freedom fighters of India. This year marks the beginning of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji. The Ministry of Culture, Bharatiya government, on Tuesday (19th January 2021) announced that January 23rd, the birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, would be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas” (the day of courage).
Government of India has decided to celebrate the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, on 23rd January, as 'Parakram Diwas' every year: Ministry of Culture pic.twitter.com/Cg0P8gjyFt
— ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2021
In a notification, the Ministry said the Government had decided to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary year starting from January 23, 2021, in a “befitting manner at national and international level”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Kolkata on January 23 to inaugurate the main program that will be organized to mark the birthday celebration of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Before this inauguration, the Prime Minister will also visit the National Library, Kolkata, where an International Conference “Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas in the 21st century” and an artists’ camp are being organized. Prime Minister will interact with the artists and the participants of the conference.
A cultural program “Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot”, based on the theme of Netaji, will also be held at the Victoria Memorial Hall. A permanent exhibition on Netaji and a projection mapping show will be inaugurated on the occasion.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will also be a part of the event that PM Modi is slated to attend.
The Honourable Minister of Culture, Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel said, “A commemorative coin and postage stamp will also be released on the day.” He said that the Ministry of Culture will also be organizing a program at Netaji’s birthplace in Cuttack, Odisha. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will participate in this program. Another program is also being organized at Haripura in Gujarat which also has a symbolic association with Netaji.
Tomorrow, India will mark #ParakramDivas, the Jayanti of the great Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Among the various programmes being organised across the nation, one special programme is being held at Haripura in Gujarat. Do join the programme, which begins at 1 PM.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 22, 2021
The Ministry of Education also has planned to honor Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. In a notification, the ministry said, “to remember Netaji’s selfless service to the nation five chairs on five different Bharatiya Universities will be established. There will be online webinars on Netaji’s teachings and his indomitable spirit. A short film competition will be held on How to fulfill Netaji’s dreams for India by National Film Development Corporation under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. There will be panel discussions, documentaries, and other programs on Netaji’s life and teachings by Doordarshan and All India Radio.
Mr. Patel further informed that the Ministry of Culture has proposed a number of activities and projects for this year-long commemoration. The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that Netaji Subhas Bose’s courage and valor are well-known. He called upon everyone to mark this special occasion in a grand manner.
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