The Indian national holiday is founded in honor of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Parakram Diwas is celebrated annually on January 23rd. The government has specially allocated this day in the calendar so that the younger generation could be inspired by the activities of the courageous politician and imitate the patriotic spirit and zeal of the national hero.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born in 1897. He studied at the Scottish Church College at the University of Calcutta, where he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Then the scientist went to England, but he could not serve there for a long time and returned to his homeland.
Netaji entered politics and became one of the members of the Indian National Congress. A few years later, he led the All India Youth Party, and from 1938 to 1939. became chairman of INC
During the Second World War, Netaji founded the National Army (Azad Hind Fauj), numbering more than 5 thousand people.
The holiday is dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great politician. It was first celebrated on January 23, 2021. It was named Parakram Diwas, which means Day of Courage, because the politician Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was distinguished by incredible courage and determination.
- At the solemn celebration of Parakram Diwas in 2021, the book “Letters of Netaji”, compiled on the basis of the politician’s personal archives, was presented.
- The Indian folk hero died from burns received in a car accident in 1945. There were many rumors around his death, according to one of them, Netaji did not die, but simply disappeared. The government in 2017 officially confirmed his death, but this fact does not prevent people from talking about conspiracies and secrets associated with the politician’s name.
How to celebrate
This day can be devoted to studying the biography of the great politician, as well as to learn about his contribution to the development of India.
Those who wish can take part in the solemn celebration organized by government agencies or simply watch the celebration.
Netaji’s ideology deserves attention. Having studied the basics of his movement on your own, you can share knowledge with friends and family. Despite the strong opposition, he bravely fought for the freedom of his people and the independence of the country.
When is Parakram Diwas celebrated in 2024?
Parakram Diwas is observed on January 23 each year.