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Parakram Diwas

Parakram Diwas:

The Prime Minister of India has extended greetings to the people of India on Parakram Diwas.

  • Parakram Diwas is celebrated on January 23 to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • This year marks the 127th birth anniversary of Bose, fondly known as ‘Netaji’.
  • Parakram Diwas aims to instil fearlessness and patriotism, especially among the youth, inspiring them to stand strong in the face of challenges.

Subhas Chandra Bose:

  • He was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Orissa.
  • In 1920, he passed the civil service examination, but in April 1921, after hearing of the nationalist turmoil in India, he resigned from his position.
  • He was an Indian nationalist leader who was a key figure in the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule.
  • Bose then joined the Indian National Congress and actively participated in the Indian independence movement.
    President of Indian National Congress: Bose was elected president of the Indian National Congress for two consecutive terms but resigned from the post following ideological conflicts with Mahatma Gandhi.
  • In 1939, he formed the Forward Bloc, an organization aimed at unifying all the anti-British forces in India.
  • With Japanese assistance, he reorganized and later led the Indian National Army, formed from Indian prisoners-of-war and plantation workers from Malaya, Singapore, and other parts of Southeast Asia, against British forces.