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PARAKRAM DIWAS

PARAKRAM DIWAS

Context:

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti or Netaji Jayanti, officially known as Parakram Diwas, is celebrated annually on 23rd January. 

Parakram Divas:

  • Netaji Jayanti was recognized as Parakram Divas for the first time in 2021 on his 124th birthday.

About Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose:

  • On 23rd January 1897, he was born in Cuttack, Odisha.
  • Subhas Bose was born into wealth and privilege in a large Bengali family in Orissa during the British Raj era.
  • He had cleared the Indian Civil Services (ICS) examination in 1919.
  • He was influenced by Vivekananda's teachings and considered his spiritual Guru.
  • His political guru was Chittaranjan Das.
  • Bose played a significant role in the Indian freedom struggle. 
  • He was the commander of the Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fouj). 
  • Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose contempt for British authority in India made him a hero among the Indians.

Honorific Netaji:

  • The honorific Netaji was first used on Bose in Germany in early 1942 - by Indian soldiers in the Indische Legion and by German and Indian officials at the Indian Special Bureau in Berlin.

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