Jamshedpur, Jan. 23: Various institutions and organizations in the steel city paid homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 119th birth anniversary on Saturday.
People from all walks of life garlanded the statues of the legendary freedom fighter at different places in and around the city and took out processions to pay their respects to the leader. Various organizations in the city observed Bose’s birthday separately at their own venues.
City schools celebrated Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday to inculcate the spirit of patriotism and sacrifice among the people, particularly among the students. After flag hoisting, the students of the schools presented short speeches to convey Netaji’s message of patriotism and sacrifice .A colorful cultural program of action songs and skits on national integration, unity in diversity and patriotism were presented.
West Ghorabandha gram panchayat members distributed blankets among the poor people of the village on the occasion. Members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Seva Samiti celebrated the 119th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter at Tinplate Kali Puja ground and also cut a cake and distributed it along with chocolates, pencils and copy among the students.
Jharkhand Bangbhasi Samannay Samity celebrated the birth anniversary of Netaji at Netaji Subhash Maidan in Sakchi. The event was headed by Vikas Mukherjee. Members of the samity laid wreathe on the portrait of Netaji and laid stress on the need to following Netaji’s message. Sweets were distributed among the people on the occasion.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leaders and workers garlanded the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Aam Bagan Ground in Sakchi where district president Ramdas Soren, Laltu Mahato, Chhito Das, Binod Dey, Kalu Gorai, Shegan Purti and others remembered his legendry contribution in the Independence movement of the country.
Members of the Jamshedpur unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also paid their tributes to the freedom fighter by garlanding his statue at Aam Bagan Ground in Sakchi. On the occasion, Sumant Chowdhury of AAP said, “Bose was a revolutionary progressive and socialist leader with a vision and was against the Gandhian-Irwin Pact and hanging of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.”
East Singhbhum District Congress Committee members also celebrated the 119th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose at Tilak Pushtakalay in Bistupur.
Ashok Choudhary, state congress general secretary, was the chief guest on the occasion. Addressing partymen, Choudhary said, “Today on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary of Netaji whole nation is paying tributes to him. Even, the people of Jamshedpur are paying their homage to the person who shaped the freedom struggle of the country.”
At another function, youths were encouraged to learn from the deeds of Bose and live like him. In similar functions across the city, various leaders repeated similar lines and urged everyone to follow the path chosen by Bose.
Bose was one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian freedom struggle.
Though Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru have garnered much of the credit for the successful culmination of the Indian freedom struggle, the contribution of Bose is no less.
He founded the Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) to overthrow the British Empire from India and came to acquire a legendary status among the Indian masses