Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, this single name is enough to wake you up from your subconscious mind. The name symbolizes leadership that goes perfectly with the title bearer. Many of you must have followed him as your role model during your school and college life or maybe even now right? And after knowing all the achievements and fights he had conquered, it will make you respect him more. So, for these reasons, the Indian Government has decided to honor 23rd January, which is our noble Netaji’s birthday as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Biography

On 23rd January 1897, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, Orissa; as the ninth child of Janakinath Bose and Prabhavati Devi. He was a very brainy and kind person since childhood. There are a lot of books on him and his childhood stories. You can get to know more about the personality of our National leader as well as his mind set up from the very beginning. And how he got motivations to fight for our British ruled India.

Significance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti holds great significance among the Indians. We got our freedom back in 1947, after fighting for almost 200 years of slavery. And this freedom fighting was not an easy process. So many people of our country have given up their lives to remove the dependency tag of India.

Among all those heroes, we remember Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose the most due to his brave fighting strategies as well as strong motivations for the Indian army. After getting his B.A. degree in Philosophy from our renowned Presidency University, he went to prepare for the civil service exam in England. He was a bright student from the very beginning and we get to know his brilliance in the exam, as he scored the highest marks in English. You get an idea of how good he was in studies.

But, after joining in the Indian civil service, he soon left the job due to his patriotic values in 1921. His frequent outbursts against the wrongdoings by the British rulers got him the rebel tag. From these incidents, you must have understood how strong he stood in his beliefs and opinions. His taking stands for the right thing make us respect him more.

After he left Indian civil service, he joined the Indian national congress, but soon he has to leave the party due to political conflicts between him and the other key members. He then joined the famous congress leaders Chittaranjan Das and Motilal Nehru in 1922 to form the Swaraj Party.

In 1923, he had been elected as the President of All India Youth Congress Committee as well as the Secretary of Bengal State Congress. In 1930 he also became the mayor of Calcutta. So, you can get an insight into our national hero’s achievements.

After 1930, when the whole world was still struggling to overcome the loss of First World War and secretly planning for Second World War, Netaji started to form his army, which later called the Azad Hind Bahini Fouz in 1942. During these 12 years, he met a lot of social leaders from all over the world and escaped a lot of in-house captivations by British India.

In 1942, with the help of the Japanese army, he attacked the British ruled India and freed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a while. From 1942 and 1944, he has fought side by side with his Indian National Army. He was indeed a good leader, who came up with his army to remove the dependent tag of then India.

Give me blood, I shall give you freedom”

This is one of the most famous quotes of our beloved Netaji, which has bonded our ancestors to join hands in our historic freedom fight. His speeches are more than enough for motivating you to do for your country rather than thinking for yourself.

The INA’s first attack was on Manipur with their special Bahadur forces. After this attack, he started to win against the British army. In 1944, during the operation U-Go, for the first time, addressed Mahatma Gandhi in a speech broadcast and asked for his blessings. For his indomitable fighting spirits and will power; Gandhi facilitated him as our Netaji. And it’s true to cent percent that no one can beat him to this honor.

With the help of the Japanese army, Netaji continued to fight against British India. But when World War II was coming to the end and Japan has surrendered; he also started to lose the battle. The leftover INA soldiers were imprisoned for treason.

The speculation over the fact that if he is still alive or not is still debatable. After all, no one will be ready to accept it that our beloved Netaji has died in the overloaded Japanese plane crash on 18th August 1945.

In the present scenario, it is still unclear on his departure, but he will be always in our heart for his sacrifices to give us freedom. To honor this national hero, every year on his birthday we celebrate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti for the unity among us and what a united nation can do if they stay together.

Nation Wide Programs on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

It has not been declared as a national holiday by the Indian Government. But the schools and colleges celebrate this noble personality’s birthday on full swing. Throughout the day, there are various types of cultural and social programs are arranged by keeping the ideology of Netaji’s in mind. Even many of you have performed in plays and debates on his life. The Indian Government organizes several social events to motivate the young generation as well as the kids so that they can flourish with good intentions and mentality towards our country.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is not just a name, but an emotion for us. It has been more than 70 years that we got our freedom back. And it was possible because of our patriotic brothers and sisters who sacrificed their lives. Among those noble personalities, Netaji holds a special place in our heart and he will be remembered always. So, let’s join for the celebration of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti and pay a tribute to him.

Jai Hind”

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