Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti, or Netaji Jayanti, is one of the significant national events in India. The day is celebrated every year on 23 January all over India. Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Meanwhile, Bose's family members urged the government to declare the day as Deshprem Diwas.
At the same time, some politicians demanded that his birthday be declared as Deshnayak Divas and also be designated a national holiday. However, on 19 January 2021, the Government of India decided to celebrate Netaji's birthday as "Parakram Diwas" annually.
During the British Raj, Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, Odisha, into a wealthy and privileged Bengali family. He was known as a prominent nationalist, politician and freedom fighter.
After his graduation, he went to England for the Indian Civil Services Examination and later 1921, he returned to India from England to actively participate in India's struggle for independence. He then became a member of the INC (Indian National Congress).
Netaji established the first Indian National Army named "Azad Hind Fauj" to counter the British Indian Army in Burmese territory. Subhash Chandra Bose was nicknamed "Netaji", meaning “respected leader”, by the Indische Legion and by German and Indian officials at the Special Bureau for India in Berlin.
Netaji is said to have died in a plane crash in Taiwan on 18 August 1945, but even today, many conspiracy theories are going on about his death. Talking about his political journey, he served as the head of the radical youth wing of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and was later elected as the party president in 1938.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti is celebrated all over India on 23 January every year. The day is also known by many names, such as Netaji Jayanti and Parakram Divas, meaning 'Valour Day'. Since the Indian independence movement, every year on this day, he is honoured for his resolute patriotism and iconic call for independence.
Bose was an Indian nationalist whose powerful and enduring legacy made him a hero of India among many other Indians. The first commemoration of Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti was celebrated in Rangoon, Myanmar, 5 months after his demise.
Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti is enthusiastically celebrated in many schools and colleges with special events, including patriotic songs, essay writing, anthems, etc., to mark Netaji's birthday.
Flag hoisting and garlanding his statue are some common traditions followed on 23rd January every year. Many government offices and Indian politicians also host flags and pay tribute to Netaji by discussing his invaluable contribution to the Indian political system.
Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti is enthusiastically celebrated in Jharkhand, Assam, Tripura, Orissa and West Bengal. Along with this, there are some places in India that people visit, specially on this day, to pay homage to Subhash Chandra Bose.
The notable places include the Netaji Museum in Giddapahar, Kurseong in West Bengal, the Indian National Army (INA) Museum in Morang, Manipur, Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata, Swatantra Sainani Museum in Delhi.
Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti is prominently celebrated in West Bengal. With socialist beliefs, ideas, and thoughts, Subhash Chandra Bose inspired millions of youth to join the struggle for freedom from British colonial rule.
He played a vital role in India's independence movement and is widely regarded as one of the greatest leaders. The purpose of celebrating this day is to remember and honour Netaji's tremendous devotion towards the country and his fearless spirit.
One of his famous quotes is, “ Tum Mujhe Khoon Do Main Tumhe Azadi Dunga”. This is all about Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti. We wish you a very happy Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti. If you have any queries or thoughts, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We appreciate our reader's valuable comments.
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