The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday (19 January) said that the government will celebrate the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that falls on 23 January as Parakram Diwas every year.
"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.
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 Government of India has decided to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji beginning from January 2021 in befitting manner at national and international level," it said.
Netaji, one of the greatest sons of Bharat Mata was pivotal in ensuring India's freedom from the British.
In an interview to the BBC in February 1955, Babasaheb Ambedkar had elucidated that Netaji was one of the biggest reasons why the British left India in 1947. Subsequently, Richard Attlee agreed Netaji was the toughest challenge the empire faced.
With Inputs From IANS
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