Parakram Diwas : 126th Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

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The birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose on 23 January is celebrated every year as Parakram Diwas to inspire the people of the country, especially the youth.

An overview of the news

  • Its aim is to work with patience in the face of adversity like Netaji and to inculcate the spirit of patriotism.

  • It was on this day in 1897, that Neta Ji was born in Cuttack, Odisha.

What is Parakram Diwas and why is it celebrated?

  • To honour and remember Netaji's indomitable courage and selfless service to the nation, the Government of India decided to celebrate his birthday on 23 January every year as Parakram Divas.

Subhash Chandra Bose and his Role in Indian Independence Struggle

  • Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa Division, Bengal Province to Prabhavati Dutt Bose and Janakinath Bose.

  • In 1919, he passed the Indian Civil Service (ICS) examination. Later he resigned from this post.

  • He was deeply influenced by the teachings of Vivekananda and regarded him as his spiritual master. His political mentor was Chittaranjan Das.

  • He worked with Jawaharlal Nehru and became the Congress Party’s young leaders gaining popularity among the people.

  • He advocated complete Swaraj and was in favour of using force to achieve it.

  • Bose's ideology was inclined towards socialism and leftist authoritarianism. He formed the All India Forward Bloc in 1939 as a faction within the Congress.

  • He arrived in Singapore from Germany in July 1943, from where he issued his famous slogan 'Delhi Chalo' and announced the formation of the Azad Hind government and the Indian National Army on 21 October 1943.

  • Bose inspired the soldiers with his fiery speeches. His famous quote is, "Give me blood, and I will give you freedom!"

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