Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to one of India’s most prominent freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 121st birth anniversary.
In a tweet, Modi said: “The valour of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose makes every Indian proud. We bow to this great personality on his Jayanti.”
The prime minister also shared a montage wherein he credited Netaji for motivating the youth and women of the nation to aggressively take part in India’s freedom struggle.
“The people of the nation wanted that files related to Netaji must be brought in the open and we ensured that it happened. We urged countries across the world to share Netaji’s files with us so that we could declassify them,” Modi said.
Beginning January 23, 2016, the Modi government has so far released over 303 classified files on Netaji.
The declassified files are available on http://www.netajipapers.gov.in.
Bose was one of the most prominent leaders in the Indian independence movement and is a legendary figure in the Indian history.
Born on January 23, 1897, Bose left the country in 1941, never to return, dying in a controversial aircrash on August 18, 1945.