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PM Modi to unveil hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate today


Nation is celebrating Parakram Diwas today to mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate this evening. The hologram statue will be replaced by a grand granite statue of Netaji which will installed to commemorate Netaji's 125th birth anniversary and as a part of the year-long celebrations to mark the event.

The statue, made of granite, shall be a fitting tribute to the immense contribution of Netaji in the country's freedom struggle and would be a symbol of the country’s indebtedness to him. Till the work for the statue is completed, a hologram statue of Netaji will be present at the same place.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.

In his tribute, Mr Kovind said that the daring steps that Netaji took to fulfil his fierce commitment to the idea of a free India -- Azad Hind make him a national icon. President said, his ideals and sacrifice will forever inspire every Indian.

Mr Modi greeted people on Parakram Diwas, saying every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to nation.

Prime Minister announced on January 21 that a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be installed at the India Gate. He had said that till the grand statue is constructed, it will be represented by a hologram bust at the same place. Modi will unveil the hologram statue in the evening.

Other political leaders too wished the nation on Netaji's birth anniversary. Home Minister Amit Shah, Information and Broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur, Congresss leader Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee wished the nation on Netaji's birth anniversary.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla,
Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal paid floral tributes at the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the Central Hall of Parliament House .

Last year, Prime Minister announced that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary will be celebrated as Parakram Diwas every year.

AIR correspondent reports, The hologram statue will be powered by a 30 thousand lumens 4K projector. An invisible, high gain, 90 percent transparent holographic screen has been erected in such a way so that it is not visible to visitors. The 3D image of Netaji will be projected on it to create the effect of a hologram.

The size of the hologram statue is 28 feet in height and 6 feet in width. During the programme, the Prime Minister will confer Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar, for the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 in the investiture ceremony.

A total of seven awards will be presented during the ceremony. The Centre has instituted the annual awards to recognize and honour the invaluable contribution and selfless service rendered by individuals and organisations in the field of disaster management.

The award is announced every year on 23rd of January. The award carries a cash prize of 51 lakh rupees and a certificate in case of an institution and 5 lakh rupees and a certificate in case of an individual.

It has been the constant endeavour of the Prime Minister to honour the freedom fighters in a befitting manner.

A special focus of these efforts has been on the legendary freedom fighter and visionary leader, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Several steps have been taken in this regard. In this spirit, Republic Day celebrations is beginning a day early, from today 23rd of January.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid floral tribute to the memory of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Maidan, Kolkata. The sound of siren marked the occasion of Netaji’s birthday. The main function of the day was organised by the State Government at Netaji statue in Maidan.

Chief Minister said, Netaji belonged to the entire world. She dwelt on how Netaji’s book has inspired her life. Artists of Information & Cultural Affairs rendered their voice to patriotic songs. In a tweet, Mamata Banerjee said, Netaji’s rise from Bengal is unmatched in the annals of Indian history.

Government of West Bengal is celebrating his 125 birth anniversary as Desh Nayak Dibas in a befitting manner all over the state following protocols. To commemorate the great leader, a National University with international collaboration Jai Hind University is being set up with 100 percent state funding.

A Bengal Planning Commission will be set up on the lines of Netaji’s thoughts on National Planning Commission, CM said. An appeal has been made to the Central Government to declare Netaji’s birthday as a National Holiday. Netaji’s birthday was celebrated at West Bengal Assembly, state secretariat Nabanna and Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

A function was organised at BJP Headquarters to commemorate Netaji’s birth anniversary. BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh, BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar and other leaders were present on the occasion.

Leader of the opposition Subhendu Adhikary paid tribute to the memory of the great freedom fighter at the Netaji statue on Red Road. Sukanta Majumdar paid floral tribute at the Netaji statue in Netaji Bhawan. The day has been observed as Parakram Divas. Left Front observed the day as Deshaprem Divas. Congress also organised a function on the occasion. Netaji Research Bureau has organised a virtual gathering to commemorate the day.

A number of functions have been organised throughout the state to mark the occasion.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar paid tribute to the memory of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He unveiled a portrait of Netaji at Raj Bhawan Kolkata today. Netaji Jayanti is being celebrated as Parakram Diwas.

Manipur joined the nation in celebrating Parakram Diwas today to mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

The Arts and Culture Department, Manipur organised the Diwas at INA Complex at Moirang. People paid floral tributes at the statue of Netaji installed at the complex. Different cultural troups also presented performance during the anniversary programme.

The prize distribution to the winners of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Quiz was also held. The Regional News Unit of AIR Imphal conducted the quiz programme on every Friday in collaboration with Arts and Culture Department Manipur. The quiz programme started from 13 August last year and continued till August this year.

It may be mentioned that INA under the leadership of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose hoisted tricolour flag at Moirang during the Second World War and INA declared Moirang as first Liberated Town that time.

The government set up INA Museum in the complex and also a life size status of the freedom fighter is installed.
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