The nation paid heartfelt tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on Sunday and lauded his significant contribution to India’s freedom struggle. Many programs were organized in the country and abroad on this occasion. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said at the unveiling of the hologram statue of Netaji, “People of the country are finally feeling the satisfaction that Netaji’s contribution is being recognized, which he deserves under this government.”
Prime Minister Modi took a historic decision
Amit Shah said that this statue will continue to inspire the coming generations for valor, patriotism and sacrifice for many years because it will not be just a statue made of granite but will be an expression of feelings towards Netaji in the minds of crores of people of the country. He said that Prime Minister Modi has taken another historic decision that Republic Day celebrations will start from January 23 itself. Earlier, he tweeted that Netaji’s incomparable sacrifice, tenacity and struggle for the motherland will always guide the country.
Defense Minister said – historical
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Prime Minister Modi for the unveiling of the hologram statue and termed the day as historic. He said that the honor of a mighty national hero like Netaji is a matter of pride and happiness for all Indians.
President said this
President Ram Nath Kovind said that the bold steps taken by Netaji to fulfill the dream of India’s independence (Azad Hind) make him a national hero. His ideals and sacrifices will always inspire every Indian.
Freedom got due to Azad Hind Fauj, not Mahatma Gandhi’s movement.
Subhas Chandra Bose’s nephew Ardhedu Bose said that he could not even dream that Netaji’s statue would be installed on the Rajpath under the umbrella where King George V’s statue was installed. He said that India got independence not because of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent movement, but because of the activities of Azad Hind Fauj and it was accepted by the then Prime Minister of England, Clement Richard Attlee. Netaji’s daughter Anita Bose Faf said, ‘My father dreamed of an India where people of all religions can coexist peacefully. The statue should not be the only tribute to Netaji. We should also respect their values.