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We salute the iconic freedom fighter Netaji who showed great courage to bring freedom to India.

Updated by Mahyah Binti Idris on 23rd January, 2022

Subhash Chandra Bose, popularly known as “Netaji” was born on 23rd January 1897. Netaji is considered the most exceptional and revered Freedom Fighter in the history of the Indian Freedom Struggle. Netaji was responsible to build the first Indian Armed Force named as the “Azad Hind Fauj”.


You may have heard this popular slogan- “Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Azaadi Dunga” (You give me blood, I will give you independence), this too, has been given by Netaji! This slogan ignited the fire of patriotism in the hearts of many Indians during the Indian Freedom Struggle Movement.

To commemorate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a holographic monument of him at India Gate on January 23, which will mark the beginning of India’s Republic Day celebrations. At 6 p.m., Prime Minister Modi will unveil a holographic statue of Netaji during a ceremony at India Gate in Delhi. A 25-foot-tall granite monument of Netaji will eventually replace the hologram statue.

In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said:

"At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India's indebtedness to him”

"Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary,”

It was announced in a statement by the Prime Minister's Office that the hologram statue will be put beneath a canopy that formerly housed a monument of King George V that was dismantled in 1968. The holographic statue will be powered by a 4K projector with a luminosity of 30,000 lumens. The holographic statue is 28 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

During the ceremony, Prime Minister Modi will also award 'Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskars,’ the goal of this award is to honor disaster management professionals in India for their selfless dedication and outstanding contributions.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, which is celebrated as “Parakram Diwas”, we would like to present to you-

5 Lesser-known Facts about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose:

1. Netaji Was a Brilliant Child During His Student Life: Bose was an exceptionally bright and brilliant student and he secured top ranks throughout his study in school and university. He completed his BA in Philosophy with a first-class score in 1918.2. Bose Was Imprisoned Eleven Times: During the period of the year 1921-1941, Netaji was imprisoned eleven times in various jails due to his stand for complete Indian independence.
3. Netaji cleared the Indian Civil Service examination: Subhash Chandra Bose cleared the Indian Civil Service examination in 1920 in England. Later, he resigned from his civil service job on April 23, 1921, after hearing about India’s Freedom Movement.
4. Netaji believed Bhagavad Gita To Be a Great source of inspiration for him: Bose believed that the Srimad Bhagavad Gita was a great source of inspiration for him to carry on his endeavor. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings on universal brotherhood, his nationalist thoughts, and his emphasis on social service and reform have had instilled a vision in him.
5. During The Second World War, Bose Travelled Many Countries: At the outset of World War 2, Netaji had travelled to a number of countries, including the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and Imperial Japan, so as to seek an alliance with each and to attack the British government in India.

5 Inspiring Quotes By Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose:

1. No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.


Quote by Netaji: No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions. | NewsGram


2. One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.


Quote by Netaji: One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. | NewsGram


3. Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle- if there are no risks to be taken.


Quote By Netaji: Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle- if there are no risks to be taken. | NewsGram


4. Believe in your own power. A “borrowed power” does not prove to be beneficial for you.


Quote By Netaji: Believe in your own power. A “borrowed power” does not prove to be beneficial for you. | NewsGram

5. Freedom is not given, it is taken.


Quote By Netaji: Freedom is not given, it is taken. | NewsGram


ALSO READ: The Notable Cinematic Efforts Based On The Life Of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Note: Today, we sincerely salute the iconic freedom fighter Netaji who showed great courage to bring freedom to India. He will always remain a champion in our hearts who was born with a dream to free India and did his best to achieve it! Best wishes to you all for Parakram Diwas as well!

Graphic Content By: Kashish Rai

(Keywords: Republic Day, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Birth Anniversary, Prakram Diwas)


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