New Delhi: Government of India has decided to celebrate the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, on 23rd January, as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year, said Ministry of Culture.
CK Bose, BJP leader & Netaji SC Bose’s grandnephew said, “Netaji was India’s liberator. We welcome the announcement but people have been celebrating Jan 23 as ‘Deshprem Diwas’. It would’ve been more appropriate, had Govt announced it as Deshprem Diwas but we’re happy about announcement.”
On December 21, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to mark 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a grand manner. Born to advocate Janakinath Bose in Odisha’s Cuttack on January 23, 1897, Netaji played a crucial role in India’s freedom movement.
Subhash Chandra Bose had also established the Azad Hind Fauj.
While there is controversy over Bose’s death in a plane crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945, the Central government had in an RTI in 2017 confirmed that he had died in the incident.