The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday announced that the Government of India has decided to celebrate Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's birthday (January 23) as 'Parakram Diwas" from now on every year.
The Government of India decided to dedicate the day to the indomitable personality of Netaji, it said in the release, "The people of India fondly remember Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's unparalleled contribution to this great nation in his 125th birth anniversary. The Government of India has decided to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji beginning from January 2021 in a befitting manner at national and international level".
"Now, in order to honor and remember Netaji's indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation, Government of India has decided to celebrate his birthday on the day of January every year as 'Parakram Diwas" to inspire people of this country, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did, and to infuse in them a spirit of patriotic fervor," the gazette read.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit West Bengal on January 23 to attend Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary celebrations at the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.