“Give me your blood, and I shall give you freedom”—the quote by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose inspired thousands of Indian youths to join the struggle for independence from the British colonial rule. A pivotal figure in India’s freedom movement, Netaji is considered by many as one of the greatest leaders ever born.
To commemorate his contribution to India’s struggle for independence, every year on 23rd January, Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday is celebrated across various parts of the country. In 2020, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti falls on Thursday. It will mark his 124th birth anniversary.
How the celebrations take place?
Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi does the renaming of 3 islands in Andaman and Nicobar to celebrate the 75th anniversary of hoisting the national flag of India by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. In the state of West Bengal, most of the schools and colleges organize special events to celebrate Netaji’s birthday. On this day, Flag hoisting is a common practice which is being observed on the 23rd of January. Patriotic songs and anthems are hummed in colleges and schools by choirs and orchestra groups. Politicians and intellectuals pay homage to Netaji by discussing his contributions to the Indian political system.