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Parakram Diwas 2023: Some facts about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

January 23, known as Parakram Diwas, marks the Birth Anniversary of Indian Icon, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This year, India will be celebrating the 126th Birth Anniversary of Netaji. To commemorate the anniversary, 21 unidentified islands in Andaman and Nicobar will be given names after the Param Veer Chakra winners. Additionally, on Monday, a model of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep National Memorial, which will be constructed in his honour, was also unveiled. Well, on the auspicious occasion, let us walk through some facts about his life.



  • All about his birth 



Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who gave popular slogans such as “Delhi Chalo” was born in Cuttack, Bengal division, Odisha on January 23, 1897. The charismatic leader was the son of Jankinath, a prominent lawyer and Prabhavati. Bose was the ninth child among his 14 siblings, out of which eight were sons and six were daughters. 



  • His education 



Bose attended Presidency College, Calcutta. However, he was suspended in 1916 due to his Nationalist activities. Then later in the year 1919, he graduated from Scottish Church College. Following that he was sent to England's University of Cambridge by his parents to prepare for the Indian Civil Service Examination. 



  • How did he turn into a Nationalist?



Subhash Chandra Bose did clear his Civil Service Examination in the year 1920 but a year later he resigned from the post and returned to his homeland following the news of nationalists' turmoil. Then he joined the Indian National Congress. However, there were conflicts of interest between him and Mahatma Gandhi’s less confrontational approach. Despite all this, in 1938 he became the President of the Indian National Congress but resigned a year later even though he won the re-election. After all this, Bose formed the ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ on October 21, 1943, and later he also started Azad Hind Radio in Germany. 



  • The aftermath



In a tragic incident of a plane crash in Taiwan on August 18, 1945, he went missing. His death is still a mystery as out of three enquiry commissioners on the accident two said that Bose died in the crash. While one of them stated that he was still alive after the tragedy and this mystery still continues. 


Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had an impact on Indian history and its civilisation that no one could ever have. His appealing slogans like “Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Mai Tumhe Azadi Doonga,” made patriotism alive in Indians every time they felt like giving up during the freedom struggle. To date, his contributions and sacrifices are talked about. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose really did create history and made his presence in the History of India.


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