March 8, 2021
Politics

PM Narendra Modi to address Parakram Diwas celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kolkata to address ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations on January 23 to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

This was confirmed by the Prime Minister’s Office. The PM will also visit Jerenga Pathar in Sivasagar, Assam to distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates, the PMO said.

The state unit of the BJP had earlier requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a public meeting in Kolkata on January 23. Sources said that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has now prepared a schedule accordingly.

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre had recently declared that Netaji Subhas Chandra’s birthday will be celebrated as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year on January 23. The announcement was made by the Union Ministry of Culture, which said, “To honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation. The GoI has decided to dedicate his birthday (January 23) every year as ‘Parakram Diwas’.”

“The people of India fondly remember Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s unparalleled contribution to this great nation in his 125th birth anniversary. The Government of India has decided to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary year of Netaji beginning from January 2021 in a befitting manner at the national and international level,” the Ministry said

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