Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat emphasised the need to acknowledge Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s role as one of the “architects of modern India.” He urged the audience to remember the legacy and favours bestowed by the freedom fighter on future generations with gratitude.
“Subhas Chandra Bose is one of the architects of modern India. That is why we should be aware of his life character and his qualities. Do we actually know with what dreams the freedom fighters make the supreme sacrifice for the country?” said Dr Mohan Bhagwat during an event that was organsised at a school in North 24 Parganas on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji.
RSS Sarsanghchalak pointed out that shackles of arrogance, selfishness and differences still continue today.
“After attaining independence, we went to sleep with our selfishness. We don’t see anything beyond ‘my family’ and ‘I’. The shackles of arrogance, selfishness and differences continue. So, we need to remember the favours of Netaji on our generations with gratitude,” he added.
The nation is observing Parakram Diwas on January 23 since it is the birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose.
“He (Subhas Chandra Bose) did not see those dreams to leave them unfulfilled. He knew that this was not the work of just one generation. It will have to be worked on continuously, and his own lifetime will not be enough for it. He thought of leaving behind such an inspiration that work will continue for generations after generations,” Dr Bhagwat said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes on the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, observed as Parakram Diwas.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh and other leaders also paid floral tributes to Netaji at Samvidhan Sadan.