PM Modi inaugurates Parakram Diwas celebrations
KOLKATA [Maha Media]: Prime Minister Narendra Modiinaugurated the Parakram Diwas celebrations at Kolkata today to commemorate the125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Speaking on thisoccasion at Victoria Memorial this evening, Mr Modi said, every year the nationwill celebrate Netaji's birth anniversary as 'Parakram Diwas.
Recalling his sacrifice andcontribution to India, the Prime Minister said, it is our duty to keepremembering him as Netaji is an inspiration for Country's courage. Mr Modisaid, when the country is entering 75 years of its independence this year, whenthe country is moving forward with the resolve of self-reliant India, thenNetaji's life, his work, his decision, is a big inspiration for all of us.
The Prime Minister said, Netajishook the consciousness of Indians living abroad and made the people of everycaste, creed and every region from all over the country a soldier of thecountry. He asserted that the world is witnessing the powerful avatar ofself-reliant India that was once envisioned by Netaji. The Prime Minister saidthat India today is giving a befitting reply wherever attempts are made tochallenge its sovereignty.
Modi also inaugurated a permanentexhibition and a projection mapping show on Subhas Chandra Bose at VictoriaMemorial. A cultural programme "Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot" is alsobeing held. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the PrimeMinister in Victoria Memorial. Mr. Modi also visited the Museum of VictoriaMemorial.
After arriving in Kolkata thisafternoon, Prime Minister Modi visited Netaji’s ancestral house ‘Netaji Bhawan’in South Kolkata to pay homage to the great freedom fighter.
From there, Mr Modi accompanied byWest Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar went to National Library campus. Heinaugurated the Artist Camp and unveiled the statue of Netaji.