Jan. 23, 2021, 7:40 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 358 views)
Subhash Chandra Bose was a great Indian nationalist. People even today know him by love for his country. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti or Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday is celebrated on 23rd January every year to remember and honour Netaji's vigour as one the greatest freedom fighters of India. This day tributes the birth of India's most celebrated revolutionary and visionary freedom fighter who spent his entire life fighting for the independence and honour of his nation.
People across India celebrate this day in unity; some states even hold a public holiday. Subhash Chandra Bose was a man of great courage and willpower; he was a true son of his motherland; a scholar, a patriot, a leader, an intellectual, a visionary, a socialist, and a warrior. His untiring efforts for the freedom of his nation earned him the greatest and most respected titles of all times, Netaji.
Subhas Chandra Bose: An unsung Hero
When ever we hear the name Subhash Chandra Bose, the first thing that comes in our mind is a popular saying by him,” tum Mujhe Khoon do main tumhe Azadi Dunga”.
Born in a well-to-do family in Cuttack, Orissa Division, he was a brilliant student who had scored the second position in the matriculation exam. Later on, he went on to study at the Fitzwilliam college at the University of Cambridge in England. Then he headed to London and cleared the Indian Civil services Exam with 4th rank and joined the duty, but after hearing about Indian nationalist movement, he soon resigned and came back to India in 1923. He was selected to serve as the President of All India Youth Congress and also the secretary of Bengal State Congress. Bose then went on to explore Europe and wrote his first book 'The Indian Struggle'. In 1943, he took charge of the Indian Independence Movement in East Asia and the leadership of the Azad Hind Fauj, or the Indian National Army which comprised the Indian POWs, soldiers and volunteers, to establish the first provisional independent Indian Government. Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti is celebrated to pay respect to this great leader, who envisioned an independent India.
How is Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti celebrated and where?
His birthday is celebrated across India by garlanding his statue; hosting Indian national flag, and organizing cultural programs. Three states including West Bengal, Tripura, and Orissa, also host a public holiday on 23rd January every year in the celebration of Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti. Although the celebration is made throughout the country, some special places are most visited by people on his birthday.
1-Netaji Museum:The Netaji Museum in Giddapahar, Kurseong is like a shrine to Subhas Chandra Bose. The museum belongs to his brother Sarat Chandra Bose who was also a lawyer and a freedom fighter. This house is so very special because this is the house where Netaji spent seven years.
2-Netaji Bhawan, Kolkata: This place used to be where Netaji stayed in Kolkata and ran away from in disguise to Germany and later Japan. Today the house is under the Netaji Research Bureau and used as a library, museum, and place of an archive of Netaji. Here you can also see the Wanderer car which he used to escape his house arrest in 1941.
3-INA Museum, Morang: This is the place where Netaji hoisted the first tricolour flag of free India for the first time in Indian history. This museum showcases the achievements and contributions of Bose in developing the INA. You can also find a big statue of Bose in the vicinity of the museum.
4-Swatantra Sainani Museum: Located in the RedFort complex in Delhi, this museum is dedicated to INA heroes who were subjected to a trial of INA.
The idea of an Independent India would not have been possible without freedom fighters and revolutionaries like Subhas Chandra Bose. India will forever owe to these brave men who took it upon themselves to give it a future.