President Kovind, PM Modi pay solemn tributes to Netaji on his 125th birth anniversary
India has decided to start Republic Day celebrations in the honour of Netaji from Sunday
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of other ministers on Sunday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.
President Kovind remembered Netaji’s daring steps in fierce commitment to the idea of a free India- Azad Hind and said that this makes him a national icon.
“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,” Kovind said in a tweet.
Paying homage to the revolutionary leader of India, Prime Minister Modi in a tweet said, “I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. Every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to our nation."
Highlighting Netaji’s indomitable spirit and devotion to his homeland, External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar said that his thoughts and ideals will keep guiding us towards building a strong confident and Atmanirbhar Bharat.
“On #ParakramDivas, pay my homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. His indomitable spirit and devotion to the motherland will always be an inspiration. His thoughts and ideals will keep guiding us towards building a strong, confident and #Atmanirbhar Bharat,” he said in the tweet.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh extended greetings on the occasion of Parakram Diwas and bowed to the epitome of courage and valour of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
“Greetings to you on ‘Parakram Diwas’. I bow to the epitome of courage and valour, Netaji Subhas 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 said in a tweet.
The union government has already declared Netaji's birth anniversary as "Parakram Diwas," a day of valour. To honour the leader, the government decided to start the Republic Day celebrations from January 23.