On legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 122nd birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a museum dedicated to him in Delhi's Red Fort. The museum focuses on Bose and the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) founded by him in 1942 and will showcase various objects related to them. This would include furniture and weapon used by Bose as well as uniforms, medals and badges that belonged to INA soldiers. The PM said that the museum would "deepen the connect between our glorious history and our youth as well as add to the patriotic fervour among citizens," reports NDTV.
In October 2018, the Prime Minister also raised the tricolour at Red Fort, to mark the 75th anniversary of raising of the Indian flag (the Azad Hind Government was formed by Netaji in 1943, and it was INA that first hoisted a tricolour). Two months later, he also announced renaming three islands of the Andaman and Nicobar after Netaji. The Ross Island is now known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island has been renamed as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island is now Swaraj Dweep.
Modi also took to Twitter to salute the national hero. "We are committed to fulfilling his ideals and creating a strong India," he wrote, also sharing a video of himself paying respect to the statue of Netaji. Apart from him, various other politicians also posted their messages on the occasion.
On Wednesday, Modi is also set to inaugurate the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum (on Jallianwala Bagh and World War 1), a museum on 1857- India’s First War of Independence and Drishyakala Museum on Indian Art, at the same venue.Read More