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CENTRE TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY OF NETAJI SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE AS 'PARAKRAM DIWAS' ON 23RD OF JANUARY EVERY YEAR

CENTRE TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY OF NETAJI SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE AS 'PARAKRAM DIWAS' ON 23RD OF JANUARY EVERY YEAR

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The Government of India recently announced that the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is to be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas” on January 23 as he was born on January 23, 1897. Parakram Diwas means Courage Day.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose:

  • He cleared the Indian Civil Service examination in 1920 in England. Later, he resigned from his civil service job on April 23, 1921 after hearing about India's struggle for freedom.
  • Netaji joined the Indian National Congress in 1921.
  • Netaji started a newspaper called “Swaraj”. He had written a book called “The Indian Struggle”. The book covers the Indian Independence movement between 1920 and 1942.
  • He established the Azad Hind Radio station in Germany and led the Indian nationalist movement in East Asia.
  • The term “Jai Hind” was coined by Netajji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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