PM Modi to celebrate Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary as ‘Parakram Diwas’ in Kolkata today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the ‘Parakram Diwas' celebration in Kolkata today, to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote: “Dear sisters and brothers of West Bengal, I am honoured to be in your midst, that too on the auspicious day of Parakram Divas. During the programmes in Kolkata, we will pay tributes to the brave Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.”
Dear sisters and brothers of West Bengal,
I am honoured to be in your midst, that too on the auspicious day of #ParakramDivas.
During the programmes in Kolkata, we will pay tributes to the brave Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. https://t.co/FDZtTiQe3O
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 22, 2021
A permanent exhibition and a projection mapping show on Netaji will be inaugurated on the occasion. Besides that, PM Modi will be revealed a commemorative coin and a postage stamp on this occasion. A cultural program “Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot”, will be held based on the theme of Netaji.
महान स्वतंत्रता सेनानी और भारत माता के सच्चे सपूत नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस को उनकी जन्म-जयंती पर शत-शत नमन। कृतज्ञ राष्ट्र देश की आजादी के लिए उनके त्याग और समर्पण को सदा याद रखेगा। #ParakramDivas
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2021
At the ceremony, a book based on Netaji's letters called “Book: Letters of Netaji (1926-1936)” will be unveiled. A felicitation ceremony will be held to honor INA veterans and other freedom fighters.
“Before this event, Prime Minister will visit the National Library where an International Conference “Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas in the 21st century” and an ‘Artists' Camp' is being organized. Prime Minister will interact with the artists and conference participants,” it said.
The government recently announced that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birthday on January 23 every year will be celebrated as `Parakram Diwas'.
It is to honor and remember Netaji`s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation, to inspire people of the 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 fervor.