Modi government to celebrate Netaji's birthday as 'Parakram Diwas'

Modi government to celebrate Netaji's birthday as 'Parakram Diwas'

The gazette said that the people of India fondly remember Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's unparalleled contribution to this great nation in his 125th birth anniversary.

The birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, on January 23, will be celebrated as 'Parakram Diwas' every year, the Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Culture held a high-level committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a befitting manner.

"To honour and remember Netaji's indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation. The government of India has decided to dedicate his birthday (January 23) every year as 'Parakram Diwas', to inspire people of this country, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did, and to infuse in them a spirit of patriotic fervour," the Ministry of Culture said in the gazette.
Modi government to celebrate Netaji's birthday as 'Parakram Diwas'
Declare Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday as national holiday: Mamata Banerjee urges PM Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, had earlier, wrote to PM Modi seeking the declaration of the national holiday on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and "take decisive steps to find out what happened to Netaji and place the matter in the public domain."

Mamata, in her letter, demanded the Prime Minister to declare a holiday in all schools, educational institutions, and government offices on the date of Netaji's birth anniversary. The Chief Minister also pointed that next year would mark the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of the freedom fighter.

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