Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 127th Jayanti 2024

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose : Today, January 23rd, 2024, marks the 127th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, one of the most revered figures in India’s fight for independence. Celebrated as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti and also known as Parakram Diwas (Day of Valor), this day is a national holiday in India and a time to remember Bose’s unwavering commitment to freedom and his inspiring leadership.

Born in Cuttack, Odisha, in 1897, Bose was a brilliant student who topped the Indian Civil Service exam but resigned to dedicate himself to India’s independence movement. He became a prominent leader within the Indian National Congress, advocating for a more militant approach to British rule. However, his differences with the Congress leadership led him to form his own party, the Forward Bloc, and later, the Indian National Army (INA).

The INA, also known as the Azad Hind Fauj (Army of Free India), was a revolutionary force comprising Indian soldiers who had defected from the British army and civilians who volunteered to fight for their motherland. Bose’s charismatic leadership and the INA’s daring exploits captured the imagination of millions of Indians, making him a symbol of hope and resistance.

Although the INA’s military campaign ultimately failed, its legacy lives on as a testament to the spirit of Indian nationalism and Bose’s unwavering commitment to freedom. His famous slogan, “Give me your blood, and I will give you freedom,” continues to inspire generations of Indians.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti is celebrated across India with various events, including parades, cultural programs, and speeches. People pay homage to Bose by visiting his memorials, laying flowers, and singing patriotic songs. This day is not just a commemoration of the past but also a call to action for the present, reminding us of the values of courage, sacrifice, and unity that Bose embodied.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Life

DateEvents
January 23, 1897Born in Cuttack, Odisha
1919Graduates from Presidency College, Calcutta
1920Passes ICS exam but joins independence movement
1921Arrested for participating in non-cooperation movement
1923Elected President of All India Youth Congress
1928Elected Mayor of Calcutta
1930Elected President of Indian National Congress
1939Resigns from Congress due to differences in strategy
1941Escapes from India and travels to Germany
1942Forms the Indian National Army (INA)
1943Takes over leadership of INA in Southeast Asia
July 4, 1943Delivers ‘Give me your blood’ speech
March 18, 1944INA launches Battle of Kohima
August 15, 1945Japan surrenders, ending INA’s campaign
August 18, 1945Reportedly dies in plane crash
2005Awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Quotes that inspire us still today.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Quotes
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Quotes
  • “Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom!”
  • “Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible.”
  • “Freedom is not given, it is taken.”
  • “It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength.”
  • “One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.”
  • “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
  • “No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.”

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
  • “The secret of political bargaining is to look more strong than what you really are.”
  • “Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle — if there are no risks to be taken.”
  • “I am not at all afraid of the uncertainty of life.”
  • “The future is still in my hands.”
  • “A true soldier needs both military and spiritual training.”
  • “The secret of political bargaining is to look more strong than what you really are.”
  • “Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle — if there are no risks to be taken.”
  • “I am not at all afraid of the uncertainty of life.”
  • “The future is still in my hands.”
  • “A true soldier needs both military and spiritual training.”

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Who is the sculptor of Subash Chandra Bose statue at India Gate?

Lead Sculptor: Arun Yogiraj: He led a team of sculptors from Granite Studio India and is often credited with the statue’s creation. He has extensive experience in sculpting, including the Adi Shankaracharya statue in Kedarnath.

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