August 18, Subhas Chandra Bose( Netaji’s) Death Anniversary

August 18 is the Death Anniversary  of Subhas Chandra Bose,a defiant patriot and one of India’s greatest freedom fighters. Affectionately called as Netaji, he was one of the most prominent leaders of Indian freedom struggle.
Passed Indian Civil Services Exam; elected Congress President in 1938 and 1939;

formed a new party All India Forward Block; organized Azad Hind Fauj to overthrow British Empire from India .

In 1942, Subhas Chandra Bose started Azad Hind Radio in Germany.

Notably, last year the government had decided to celebrate his ‘Jayanti’ as ‘Parakram Diwas‘ every year.

Subhas Chandra Bose worked as the editor of Forward newspaper, owned by his mentor Chittaranjan Das, who was a powerful politician from Bengal. He, later, started his own newspaper, Swaraj, and also published a book named The Indian Struggle.

Gandhi ji said that Netaji’s “patriotism is second to none. His bravery shines through all his actions. He aimed high and failed. But who has not failed.” 

Gandhiji called Bose the ‘Prince among the Patriots’.

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/in-perspective/bose-prince-among-the-patriots-1073329.html

In July 1943, he arrived in Singapore from Germany. In Singapore he took over the reins of the Indian Independence Movement in East Asia from Rash Behari Bose and organised the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) comprising mainly of Indian prisoners of war.

Indian government in 2020 also renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar to mark the 75th anniversary of the raising of the Indian national flag by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as he is popularly known. Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island were renamed by the PM as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep respectively.

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