Parakram Diwas 2022: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to Netaji on his 125th birth anniversary
Modi had announced that a grand statue of the freedom fighter will be installed at India Gate “as a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him” and till the statue is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.
Kovind took to Twitter and wrote:
India gratefully pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. The daring steps that he took to fulfil his fierce commitment to the idea of a free India — Azad Hind — make him a national icon. His ideals and sacrifice will forever inspire every Indian.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 23, 2022
The prime minister tweeted:
सभी देशवासियों को पराक्रम दिवस की ढेरों शुभकामनाएं।
नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस की 125वीं जयंती पर उन्हें मेरी आदरपूर्ण श्रद्धांजलि।
I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. Every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to our nation. pic.twitter.com/Ska0u301Nv
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2022
The prime minister will unveil the hologram statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate on Sunday. Earlier, on Friday he had announced that a grand statue of the freedom fighter will be installed at India Gate “as a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him”. He had further said , “Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary.”
Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/jsxFJwEkSJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 21, 2022
Other political leaders too wished the nation on Netaji's birth anniversary. Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi, saying that "I bow to the great leader of Independence Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. He shook the foundation of foreign rule by organising the youth with his extraordinary patriotism, indomitable courage and stunning speech. His unparalleled sacrifice, tenacity and struggle for the motherland will always guide the country."
आजादी के महानायक नेताजी सुभाष चन्द्र बोस की जयंती पर उन्हें कोटिशः नमन करता हूँ।
उन्होंने अपने असाधारण देशप्रेम, अदम्य साहस व तेजस्वी वाणी से युवाओं को संगठित कर विदेशी शासन की नींव हिला दी।
मातृभूमि के लिए उनका अद्वितीय त्याग, तप व संघर्ष सदैव देश का मार्गदर्शन करता रहेगा। pic.twitter.com/cTepfFE6pN
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 23, 2022
Shah also lauded the prime minister for celebrating Netaji's contribution in India's independence as 'Parakram Diwas'. He tweeted, "Prime Minister @narendramodi ji has done an innovative work of celebrating Netaji's incomparable contribution in India's independence as 'Parakram Diwas' across the country to keep his birth anniversary memorable."
प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी ने भारत की स्वतंत्रता में नेताजी के अतुलनीय योगदान को चिरस्मरणीय बनाए रखने हेतु उनकी जयंती को देशभर में ‘पराक्रम दिवस’ के रूप में मनाने का अभिनव कार्य किया है।
यह आने वाली पीढ़ियों में नेताजी के ओजस्वी विचारों व आदर्शों को सींचने का काम करेगा।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 23, 2022
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter on the occasion and said:
Greetings to you on ‘Parakram Diwas’. I bow to the epitome of courage and valour, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on this occasion.
He went to great lengths while fighting for the freedom of his motherland. His contribution in India’s freedom struggle continues to inspire us.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 23, 2022
Continuing last year's debate over Centre's Parakram Diwas versus West Bengal's Lok Nayak Diwas, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee wished the nation on Netaji's birth anniversary:
Homage to Deshnayak Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. A national and global icon, Netaji’s rise from Bengal is unmatched in the annals of Indian history. (1/7)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 23, 2022
Last year, while the Centre had decided to celebrate Bose’s birth anniversary as ‘Parakram Diwas’ (the day of valour), Banerjee had announced that the day would be observed as ‘Desh Nayak Diwas’ (the day of the national hero).
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