Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to election-oriented West Bengal on Friday, said several attempts had been made to erase the contribution of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
“Attempts were made to forget Subhash Chandra Bose, but his legacy of patriotism and sacrifice will last forever. The contribution made by Subhash Chandra Bose continues to inspire generations,” Shah told a public meeting.
“I would like to say to the youth of the country that you should read about the life of Subhash Chandra Bose. His life will teach you a lot. A committee has been formed under the Prime Minister to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose,” Shah added.
Shah also joined the “Shairyanjali Program” at the National Library in Calcutta.
The Union Home Minister said that India remembers Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose with much affection and his “heroism and valor will be remembered for ages”.
“Prime Minister Modi’s decision on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose will bring big changes in the country,” he said.
Shah announced that a cycle journey in three batches from the National Library in Calcutta would be flagged. “One will be named after Netaji. One will be named after Ras Behari Bose and one after Khudiram Bose,” Amit Shah said.
The Home Minister said the Chakra Jatra named after Netaji, Ras Bihari Bose and Khudiram Bose would visit the rural areas of the state to spread the message of freedom fighters. “They will go to the countryside and spread the message of India’s revolutionary freedom fighters,” he added.