Nation pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary today. A number of functions have been organised across the country to mark the occasion. In West Bengal, Governor Jaghdeep Dhankhar will pay a floral tribute at the statue of Netaji in Kolkata.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will pay homage at a function in Darjeeling this afternoon. State Government is organizing Subhash Utsav in each block of the state. People from all works of life are visiting the house of Netaji in South Kolkata since early morning to pay their homage to the great hero of the freedom movement. Netaji Research Bureau has also organized programs in Kolkata on the occasion.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid tributes to Netaji on his birth anniversary. In a series of tweets, Mr. Naidu said, Subhash Chandra Bose instilled patriotism among people, gave the slogan-‘Jai Hind' and inspired thousands of people to take part in the freedom struggle.
Vice President said, his act of hoisting the Tricolour for the first time in Port Blair in 1943 and declaration of Andaman and Nicobar Islands as first Indian territory to be freed from British rule continues to inspire every Indian. (AIR)