India will always remain grateful to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for his contribution towards the freedom struggle. “Give me your blood, and I shall give you freedom”—the quote by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose inspired thousands of Indian youths to join the struggle for independence from the British colonial rule. A pivotal figure in India’s freedom movement, Netaji is considered by many as one of the greatest leaders ever born. To commemorate his contribution to India’s struggle for independence, every year on 23rd January, Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday is celebrated across various parts of the country. In 23rd January 2020 India celebrated Subhas Chandra Bose’s 124th birth anniversary. Significance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2020
Born in Cuttack, Odisha, Subhas Chandra Bose was born in a well-off family. A brilliant student, Netaji ranked second in the matriculation examination and fourth in the Indian Civil Services examination. He quit his high-paying ICS job and came back to India from England in 1921 to join India’s struggle for independence. Initially a member of Indian National Congress, Netaji opined that to earn freedom, it’s necessary to wage war against the British.
Bose had been a leader of the younger, radical, wing of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s, rising to become Congress President in 1938 and 1939.However, he was ousted from Congress leadership positions in 1939 following differences with Mahatma Gandhi and the Congress high command.
He formed the Azad Hind Fauj, a military regiment designed to counter the British. With socialist beliefs and thoughts, Netaji inspired millions of youths to join the struggle for independence.
How is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2020 celebrated?
In Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed 3 islands in Andaman and Nicobar to celebrate the 75th anniversary of hoisting the national flag of India by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. In the state of West Bengal, most of the schools and colleges organise special events to celebrate Netaji’s birthday. Flag hoisting is a common practice that’s observed on the 23rd of January. Patriotic songs and anthems are hummed in colleges and schools by choirs and orchestra groups.
Politicians and intellectuals pay homage to Netaji by discussing his contributions to the Indian political system.