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Netaji beginning anniversary on Jan 23 to be a part of Republic Day celebrations: Official

NEW DELHI: The Republic Day celebrations from this 12 months will begin from January 23 as an alternative of January 24 to incorporate the beginning anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose according to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorities’s “focus to commemorate important aspects of our history and culture,” a authorities official mentioned on Saturday.

The official, who spoke on situation of anonymity, nonetheless, didn’t make clear what the choice will translate into. One chance is that the federal government will rely occasions to commemorate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s beginning anniversary held yearly to be a part of the R-Day celebrations.

Final 12 months, the Centre introduced that January 23 might be celebrated as Parakram Diwas or the day of valour.

Different such days, observance of which has grow to be a yearly affair, are August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, October 31 as Nationwide Unity Day (beginning anniversary of Sardar Patel), November 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas (Birsa Munda’s beginning anniversary), November 26 as Structure Day and December 26 as Veer Baal Divas (a tribute to the 4 sons of Guru Gobind Singh), the official cited above added.

Reacting to the choice, Chandra Bose, kin of Subhas Chandra Bose, mentioned although it’s a good resolution however to essentially honour the liberty fighter, the federal government wants to know and implement his ideology.

“Subhas Chandra Bose is extremely relevant in 21st century India. We see all across the country, I don’t suggest any specific political party, all parties are engaged in divisive politics. This must stop, Netaji envisioned a united India. If Netaji had returned to India, there would not have been a Partition of India or Partition of Bengal. India will again get divided, unless you bring Netaji’s ideology into the national mainstream of politics,” he added.

Forward of the a hundred and twenty fifth beginning anniversary this 12 months, Chandra Bose, who can be a member of Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP), had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to have the liberty fighter’s picture on foreign money notes. He additionally steered declaring January 23 as a nationwide vacation.

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