India remembers Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary.
Today on January 23, millions of countrymen are paying their tribute to the iconic freedom fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This year marks 123rd birth anniversary of India’s greatest patriot. India will forever remain in debts of this legendary freedom fighter for leading us to freedom.
Subhash Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Odisha. He is popularly known as Netaji and is a most celebrated freedom fighter of India.
Every year on this day people from all over India pay homage to Netaji who has been an inspiration for them. His ardent admirers regard him as a charismatic orator and remember him for his extraordinary leadership skills.
Netaji’s birth anniversary has been mostly restricted to the eastern parts. Last year it Prime Minister Narendra Modi made this day a national phenomenon. He inaugurated a museum in Netaji’s memory at the Red Fort marking his 122nd birth anniversary.
Commemorating his birth anniversary in 2018, PM Modi renamed 3 Andaman & Nicobar Islands after Netaji. He also unveiled a plaque at Red Fort in his memory.
His Inspiring Slogans.
Netaji played an important role in sparking patriotism in the hearts of Indians during British rule. His slogans used to be a source of inspiration to fight for freedom. Some of his famous slogans are:
- Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Azadi Doonga (Give me blood and I will give you freedom!)
- Freedom is not given – it is taken.
- When we stand, the Azad Hind Fauj has to be like a wall of granite; when we march, the Azad Hind Fauj has to be like a steamroller.
- India is calling. Blood is calling to blood. Get up, we have no time to lose. Take up your arms! we shall carve our way through the enemy’s ranks, or if God wills, we shall die a martyr’s death. And in our last sleep, we shall kiss the road that will bring our Army to Delhi.
- Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible.
Forever grateful to Netaji: PM
Prime Minister and President took to Twitter to pay their tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
“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,” Modi tweets.
He also shares a letter of Netaji’s father on Twitter: “On 23rd January 1897, Janakinath Bose wrote in his diary, “A son was born at midday.”
This son became a valorous freedom fighter and thinker who devoted his life towards one great cause- India’s freedom.”
President Ram Nath Kovind also tweets from his official handle, “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.”