Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today, hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of formation of Azad Hind Government, formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Prime Minister congratulated the nation on theproud occasion of 75thanniversary of formation of Azad Hind Government. Speaking on the occasion, he said that Azad Hind government represented the vision laid down by Subhas Chandra Bose, of a strong undivided India.He added that Azad Hind government was actively involved in nation building and had even startedits own bank, currency and stamps.
Recalling the contributions of Netaji, Modi said that Subhas Chandra Bose was a visionary,who united Indians to fight against the powerful colonial British rule. He added that Bose showed patriotism right from a young age, as was visible from the letters he wrote to his mother.
Prime Minister said that Netaji was not just an inspiration for Indians, but for all those who were fighting for self-determination and freedom in countries all over the world. In context he mentioned how South African leader Nelson Mandela was inspired by Netaji.
Reminding the nation that there is a long way to go before building a new India as envisioned by Subhas Chandra Bose, Prime Minister urged the citizens to get inspired by Netaji and work towards the development of the nation. He added that India achieved independence after lots of sacrifices and it is the duty of citizens to preservethat independence.
Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose laid down the foundation for equal opportunity for women in armed forces, through the formation of Rani Jhansi Regiment. Prime Minister said that the government is carrying forward this legacy in true means and reiterated that women will be given equal opportunity for permanent commission in armed forces.
Members of the Azad Hind Fauj fought valiantly for India’s freedom.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
We will always be grateful to them for their courage.
Today, I had the honour of meeting Lalti Ram Ji, an INA veteran. It was wonderful spending time with him. pic.twitter.com/5vjuFTf3BV
It was a privilege to hoist the Tricolour at the Red Fort, marking 75 years of the establishment of the Azad Hind Government.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
We all remember the courage and determination of Netaji Subhas Bose. pic.twitter.com/m9SuBTxhPQ
By setting up the Azad Hind Fauj and the Azad Hind Government, Netaji Subhas Bose showed his deep commitment towards a free India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
This spirit of nationalism was a part of him from his young days, as shown in a letter he wrote to his mother. pic.twitter.com/21SxPLW0Rk
All over the world, people took inspiration from Netaji Subhas Bose in their fights against colonialism and inequality.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
We remain committed to fulfilling Netaji's ideals and building an India he would be proud of. pic.twitter.com/axeQPnPHGN
Subhas Babu always took pride in India's history and our rich values.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
He taught us that not everything must be seen from a non-Indian prism. pic.twitter.com/9qKPTILBWt
It is unfair that in the glorification of one family, the contribution of several other greats was deliberately forgotten.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018
It is high time more Indians know about the historic role of stalwarts Sardar Patel, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Netaji Subhas Bose. pic.twitter.com/t7G34trODe
It is our Government's honour that we have taken several steps for the welfare of our armed forces, including for women serving in the forces. pic.twitter.com/Lgd6wARIW2— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2018