Year-long celebrations to commemorate 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
New Delhi: The Minister of Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel announced that the year long celebrations to commemorate 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will formally commence on 23rd January, 2021. Prime Minister ,Sh Narendra Modi will preside over the inaugural event of the celebrations being held at Kolkata, The Government has decided to celebrate 23rd January as PARAKRAM DIWAS every year and a Gazette Notification to this effect has been issued, the Minister said.
He said that the 125th Birth Anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be celebrated in a befitting manner at national and international level. A high-level committee, headed by the PM has been constituted for deciding the programs, and to supervise and guide the commemoration throughout the year. The committee will provide guidance for the commemoration activities in Delhi, Kolkata and other places associated with Netaji and Azad Hind Fauj, both in India as well as overseas.
The Minister further informed that the Ministry of Culture has proposed a number of activities and projects for this year-long commemoration. The inaugural function will be held at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. A permanent exhibition on Netaji and a Projection Mapping Show will be inaugurated on the occasion. A cultural program “Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot” will also be held based on the theme of Netaji. Patel said that a commemorative coin and postage stamp will also be released on this day. An International Conference ‘Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhash in 21st century’ and an Artists’ Camp are being organized at National Library, Kolkata on the same day.
The Ministry of Culture will also be organisinga programme at Netaji’s birthplace in Cuttack, Orissa. Another programme is also being organised at Haripura in Gujarat which also has symbolic association with Netaji.
Ministry of Education proposes to establish five chairs on Netaji in five Indian Universities, organize online Lectures and Webinars on teachings of Netaji, etc. National Film Development Corporation under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will organize a short-film competition on ‘How to fulfil Netaji’s dreams for India’. Doordarshan and All India Radio will host panel discussions, produce documentaries and other programs on the life and times of Netaji.