On the occasion of Subhas Chandra Bose’s 123rd birth anniversary, PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today paid tributes to the freedom fighter.
Modi tweeted, “India will always remain grateful to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for his bravery and indelible contribution to resisting colonialism. He stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians.”
President of India tweeted, “Tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India's freedom struggle. At his word, millions of Indians joined the freedom movement and gave their all. His courage and patriotism inspire us.”
CM Naveen Patnaik in his Twitter handle described Bose as Odisha’s brave son and one of the greatest freedom fighters. He also stated that Bose’s bravery and love for the country will always be remembered by the generations to come.
Various other political leaders and dignitaries have also flooded the social media today (Thursday) with tributes for Netaji.
Born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Subhash was the 9th child of Janakinath Bose and Prabhavati Devi. Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist, whose intransigent patriotism made him a hero in India.
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.