India paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 122nd birth anniversary on Wednesday.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu among other leaders, took to Twitter to pay tributes to the iconic leader.
“Tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India’s freedom struggle. Netaji is cherished, remembered and missed to this day all over the country,” tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind.
Remembering the national hero on his birth anniversary, PM Modi said Netaji was “a stalwart who committed himself towards ensuring that India is free and leads a life of dignity”.
“I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. He was a stalwart who committed himself towards ensuring India is free and leads a life of dignity. We are committed to fulfilling his ideals and creating a strong India,” PM tweeted.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also joined the nation in paying tributes to Netaji on his jayanti. “He was a stalwart of the freedom struggle and a great nationalist. He believed that military and spiritual training were important to serve the Motherland.His courage and patriotism will continue to inspire every Indian in building a strong and prosperous India,” Naidu tweeted.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave his salutations to Netaji. “He ignited patriotism among the people and inspired them to sacrifice everything for the freedom of our motherland. He is an icon of India’s freedom movement and also a role model for today’s youth,” he said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 23, 2019
“#NetajiSubhasChandraBose was a true nationalist, a defiant patriot and one of India’s greatest freedom fighters. He will always be remembered for his role in building the Indian National Army & serving the Congress party as one its strongest presidents,” Congress’ Twitter handle read.
Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated three new museums inside the Red Fort compound commemorating the nation’s freedom struggle, including one on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army (INA).
The first museum showcases artefacts related to Bose and the INA, including a wooden chair and sword used by Netaji, medals, badges, uniforms and more.