Andaman Nicobar islands naming ceremony on Parakram Diwas
Today on 23rd January India observing 123rd birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. India observes Parakram Diwas on January 23 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose every year.
The Prime Minister virtually unveiled a model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He named 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra awardees.
Islands’ name and freedom struggle:
The islands have been named after Param Vir Chakra awardees which inspired generations to come about their ancestors who had sacrificed their lives for freedom. After this, people from various places will come here to visit Andamans for learning our history (of freedom struggle).
The proposed memorial will be set up on Ross Island.
Ross Island had been renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep in 2018.
As per the official information from government, it will have a museum, a cable car ropeway, a laser-and-sound show, a guided heritage trail through historical buildings, and a theme-based children’s amusement park, besides a resto lounge.
Significance of Parakram Diwas:
The purpose of Parakram Diwas is to grow a sense of patriotism in the hearts of Indian citizens, most importantly the younger generation to encourage them to act with courage when faced with challenges.
Bose was one of the prominent heroes of Inda’s independence struggle. Referred as Netaji, he fought for independence throughout his life, within the country and from abroad.
Subhas Chandra Bose:
- Born: 23rd January, 1897
- Subhas Bose was born and brought up in a large and wealthy Bengali family in Orissa during the British Raj. He went to college to England to take the Indian Civil Service examination where he succeeded with distinction in the vital first exam.
- After returning to India in 1921 he joined the nationalist movement led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress.
- Bose became Congress president in 1938.
- He worked on many activities which led to India’s freedom in outside India.
- The death of Subhas Chandra Bose was occurred from third-degree burns on 18 August 1945 after his overloaded Japanese plane crashed in Japanese-ruled Formosa (now Taiwan).