“It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom. Give me blood and I will give you freedom” said Subhash Chandra Bose, one of the many freedom fighters who laid their lives for the country’s cause. The nation remembers the brave heart on his birth anniversary today.
Popularly known as ‘Netaji’, he was born on January 23, 1897. Like Mahatma Gandhi and many others, his aim was simple: to get India the much-needed independence.
Starting from this year, the government of India has decided to observe January 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’ to pay tribute to Netaji’s contribution to the Nation.
Netaji served as the president of congress. One of his main contributions towards the same is to form the ‘Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army, where radical measures were taken to move out the britishers and make India free from their rule.
It is said that the feedom fighter, who adopted a different strategy unlike Gandhi’s non violent measures to deal with the British, was imprisoned 11 times in different jails between 1921 to 1941 to secure complete independence.
The great son of India unfurled the Tricolor in Port Blair on 30th December 1943 and declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands to be the first Indian Territory to be freed from British Raj. To mark the 75th anniversary of hoisting Tricolour by Netaji Bose, the PM renamed 3 islands in Andaman and Nicobar to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep. Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep.
His death is marred with mystery. However, a lot of what he said inspired generations of Indians to come.