Glimpses of Nationwide 'Parakram Diwas' celebration

Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th Birth anniversary celebrated throughout the country

PM Narendra Modi visits Kolkata to celebrate Netaji’s Birthday as Parakram Divas. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti the Prime Minister said in twitter, “Creating an Aatmanirbhar Bharat is an ideal tribute to Netaji Bose, who always dreamt of a strong and prosperous India”.
 
Visit to Netaji’s house on Elgin Road
PM Modi became the third prime minister after former PMs Lal Bahadur Shastri and P V Narasimha Rao to visit Kolkata’s Netaji Bhawan on freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday. The house on Elgin Road, where the freedom fighter’s family lived, now houses a museum on Bose.
 
National Library Visit
After visiting Netaji Bhawan, Modi went to the National Library where he talked to senior library officials and researchers. He also posed for a group photograph with them. An International Conference “Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas in the 21st century” and an Artists' Camp are being organized. Prime Minister will interact with the artists and conference participants.
 After spending around 30 minutes at the library campus, they left for the Victoria Memorial grounds where several cultural programmes were lined up. One of these was a performance by 125 children from different states. Sugato Bose and Sumantra Bose, the kin of the leader, accompanied PM.
 
Nirvik Subhas Gallery
"When the world was discussing basic rights of women, Netaji formed the Rani Jhansi regiment and connected them to the freedom struggle. He trained them and instilled in them a passion for the country and fighting for it," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. After arriving at the Victoria Memorial, he visited a special gallery, ‘Nirbhik Subhas’ (Courageous Subhas), and an exhibition Netaji to commemorate his birth anniversary.
 
Exhibition and Commemorative coins and stamps on Netaji
A permanent exhibition and a Projection Mapping Show on Netaji inaugurated on the occasion. A commemorative coin and postage stamp will also be released by the Prime Minister. A cultural programme "Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot", based on the theme of Netaji, has held.

Book: Letters of Netaji
In the ceremony, a book based on Netaji's letters called "Book: Letters of Netaji (1926-1936)" is unveiled. A felicitation ceremony held to honour INA veterans and other freedom fighters along with inauguration of commemorative stamp, coin on Netaji 125th birth anniversary
"Dear sisters and brothers of West Bengal, I am honoured to be in your midst, that too on the auspicious day of Parakram Divas. During the programmes in Kolkata, we will pay tributes to the brave Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose” PM said on the occasion.
 
Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar.
To recognize and honour the invaluable contribution and selfless service rendered by individuals and organizations in India in the field of Disaster Management, Government of India has instituted an annual award known as Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar. The award is announced every year on 23rd January, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 51 lakh and a certificate in case of an institution and Rs. 5 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual. For the year 2021, (i) Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (in the institutional category) and (ii) Dr.Rajendra Kumar Bhandari (in the Individual category) have been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar for their excellent work in Disaster Management. It may be recalled that for the year 2020, Disaster Mitigation & Management Centre, Uttarakhand (institution category) and Shri Kumar Munnan Singh (Individual category) were selected for this award.
 
 Dekho Apna Desh
The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series held its 73rd webinar titled “Relevance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 21st Century”. The webinar was presented by Shri Chandra Kumar Bose, the Spokesperson and Convener of the Open Platform for Netaji.  Shri Chandra Kumar Bose has worked on social issues and is associated with Indian Socialist Democratic Forum (ISDF), an organisation conducting awareness programmes for the people on Human Rights in India. He has been associated with Netaji Subhas Foundation (NSF) operating out of Kolkata and London. NSF is a Research institute involved with unravelling the story of the Azad Hind Fauj and Netaji  Subhas Chandra Bose.
 
Amit Shah Tribute
Union Home Minister Shri Amit  Shah paid tributes to the great freedom fighter NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. Shri Amit Shah offered floral tributes at the portrait of Netaji in Guwahati, Assam and paid homage to the great hero of the freedom movement. The Union Home Minister said that Subhash Babu was a brilliant student, born patriot, skilled administrator and organizer and a leader with unmatched fighting spirit. His courage and valour gave new strength to the Indian freedom struggle. He organized the youth power of the country with his charismatic leadership under adverse circumstances. Committed to the Independence movement, he travelled from Calcutta to Germany, a distance of more than 7,000 kilometres, by road and covered about 27,000 kilometres in a submarine, all of this reflecting Subhash Babu's indomitable courage.
 
Vice President Tribute
 President M. Venkaiah Naidu urged the youth to derive inspiration from the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and lead from the front in building a 'New India' - a happy and prosperous nation where every citizen gets equal opportunities and where there is no discrimination. Noting that about 65 per cent of the population is below the age of 35, he said it is time for the youth to be in the forefront in eradicating poverty, illiteracy, social and gender discrimination, casteism and communalism. Naidu was addressing the officer-trainees attending the Foundation Course at MCR HRD Institute on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Bose which is being celebrated as 'Parakram Diwas.'
 
President Tribute
President Ram NathKovind unveiled a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to mark the beginning of year-long celebrations to commemorate the freedom fighter's 125th birth anniversary, according to an official statement. The unveiling was to mark the beginning of year-long celebrations to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose," the statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
 
Culture Ministry special programme
The South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur under the Ministry of Culture organised a special cultural programme under Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat Scheme to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
 
Celebration in birthplace Cuttack
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited the birthplace of Netaji in Cuttack and paid floral tribute to the defiant patriot on his statue. He then attended the cultural programmes organised as part of the celebration.
 
Haripura Celebration
An exhibition by NGMA of Ministry of Culture has been organised which was inaugurated by Chief Minister  of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani. The exhibition comprises of the famous Haripura panels made by Nandlal Bose for the Congress session at Haripura where Netaji was made the President. 40 of these panels have been displayed in the exhibition. On this occasion, a cultural programme was also organised by West Zone Cultural Centre of Ministry of Culture. 45 artists of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh presented traditional dances, Ganesh Vandana and dance in pandavani style of Chhattisgarh as a part of this cultural programme.
 
IFFI Film
The 51st International Film Festival of India celebrated the 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with a special screening of this 2005 film of Shyam Benegal, “Bose the Forgotten Hero”, at the festival venue in Panaji.  

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