New Delhi, January 23, 2024
In a momentous celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to participate in the Parakram Diwas festivities at the historic Red Fort today, commemorating the birth anniversary of the iconic freedom fighter, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The event will not only pay tribute to Netaji’s unparalleled contribution to India’s struggle for independence but also serve as a platform to launch the nine-day ‘Bharat Parv’ – a showcase of the country’s rich diversity and cultural heritage.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) released a statement underscoring the government’s commitment to honoring the luminaries who played a pivotal role in India’s freedom struggle. The birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been celebrated as Parakram Diwas since 2021, aligning with the vision of Prime Minister Modi to acknowledge and commemorate the contributions of freedom fighters.
Bharat Parv, spanning from January 23 to 31, promises to be a vibrant display of the nation’s cultural tapestry. The event will feature Republic Day tableaux crafted with the collaborative efforts of 26 Union ministries, showcasing citizen-centric initiatives, and bringing attention to local and diverse tourist attractions. The festivities will be hosted at Ram Leela Maidan and the Madhav Das Park in front of the Red Fort.
The program this year aims to be a multifaceted celebration, seamlessly blending historical reflections with vibrant cultural expressions. The activities will delve into the profound legacy of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Azad Hind Fauj, offering attendees a unique opportunity to connect with India’s rich history.
Of particular significance is the exhibition of archives containing rare photographs and documents chronicling Netaji’s remarkable journey and the exploits of the Azad Hind Fauj. This display promises to provide a closer look at the life and struggles of Netaji, offering a visual narrative of his profound impact on the nation’s fight for independence.
The ‘Parakram Diwas’ event and ‘Bharat Parv’ serve as poignant reminders of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and aim to instill a sense of pride and patriotism among the citizens of India. As the nation comes together to celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the events at Red Fort stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of the freedom struggle and the spirit of unity that defines the nation.