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All you need to know about the ‘Parakram Divas’

Today on January 23, India is celebrating Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as Parakram Divas.

Today, on the 23rd of January, India is celebrating Parakram Diwas. In other words, the Government of India had decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year. Today is his 125th birth anniversary.

What is Parakram Divas?

To honor and remember Netaji’s unbeatable spirit and his selfless services to the nation, the Government of India had decided to celebrate his birthday on January 23 every year as ‘Parakram Diwas’. Parakram Divas is observed as an inspiration for youth who can look up to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as an iconic leader and inculcate their qualities such as patriotism, strong-mindedness, and Bravery.

However, Trinamool Congress celebrates this day as ‘Desh Nayak Diwas’. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Culture held a high-level committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honor and remember the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.

History of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack (now known as Odisha) on 23rd January to Janakinath Bose and Prabhavati Dutt. He became the president of Congress in 1938 but before that, he was an active member of the youth wing of the Indian National Congress.

In 1941, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose went to Germany where he used to give inspirational addresses on Free India Radio. Free India Radio was Netaji’s product which he had set up with the help of the Germans. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was extremely inspired by the ideologies of Swami Vivekananda. He believed in religion and followed the teachings of Hinduism.

Netaji traveled to Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Imperial Germany when the Second World War had begun in order to search for a way through which he could end the British rule and make India a free country. His demise is still observed as one of the greatest mysteries in Indian history. Various Government records suggest that he died due to third-degree burns he sustained during a plane crash in Taiwan but there have been a number of theories about how Netaji faked his death.

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