Netaji birthday celebration: PM Narendra Modi to visit Kolkata today
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kolkata on Saturday to address the ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Prime Minister will also visit Jerenga Pathar in Sivasagar, Assam to distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates.
Dear sisters and brothers of West Bengal,— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 22, 2021
I am honoured to be in your midst, that too on the auspicious day of #ParakramDivas.
During the programmes in Kolkata, we will pay tributes to the brave Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. https://t.co/FDZtTiQe3O
Speaking on his visit to West Bengal, Modi said: "Dear sisters and brothers of West Bengal.I am honoured to be in your midst, that too on the auspicious day of #ParakramDivas. During the programmes in Kolkata, we will pay tributes to the brave Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose."
PM's schedule in West Bengal:
On reaching Kolkata the Prime Minister will visit Netaji Bhawan at Elgin Road. The Prime Minister will preside over the inaugural function of the ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
In order to honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation, Government of India has decided to celebrate his birthday on 23rd January every year as ‘Parakram Diwas’ to inspire people of the country, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did, and to infuse in them a spirit of patriotic fervour.
A permanent exhibition and a Projection Mapping Show on Netaji will be inaugurated on the occasion.
A commemorative coin and postage stamp will also be released by the Prime Minister.
A cultural programme "Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot", based on the theme of Netaji, will also be held.
Before this event, Prime Minister will visit the National Library, Kolkata, where an International Conference “Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas in the 21st century” and an Artists' Camp are being organized. Prime Minister will interact with the artists and conference participants.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also attend several event in the city to mark Netaji's birth celebration.
West Bengal is witnessing a massive political rivalry between Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the assembly polls this year.
Modi remembers Netaji and tweets:
महान स्वतंत्रता सेनानी और भारत माता के सच्चे सपूत नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस को उनकी जन्म-जयंती पर शत-शत नमन। कृतज्ञ राष्ट्र देश की आजादी के लिए उनके त्याग और समर्पण को सदा याद रखेगा। #ParakramDivas— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2021