Subhas Chandra Bose: Passed civil service exam in 1920 and resigned after a year
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birth Anniversary: He became the President of the All India Youth Congress in 1923 and later, in 1938, was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress.
The Kalamkar News, Subhas Chandra Bose Birth Anniversary: India is celebrating the 127th birth anniversary of freedom fighter and founder of the Indian National Army Subhas Chandra Bose on Tuesday, 23 January.
Known as Netaji, meaning "respected leader", Bose played a role in advocating complete independence for India. This day is celebrated as 'Parakram Diwas' to remember his indomitable spirit in the freedom struggle.
The charismatic leader who gave slogans like "Come to Delhi", "Give me blood, I will give you freedom" was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack (Bengal Division), Orissa, to Janakinath, a prominent lawyer, and Prabhavati.
Bose was the ninth child among Janakinath's 14 children, which included eight sons and six daughters. Due to nationalist activities, he was restated from Presidency College, Calcutta in 1916. Later, he completed his graduation from the Scottish Church College in 1919.
Being good at studies, Bose was sent to Cambridge University in England to prepare for the Indian Civil Service Examination, which he passed in 1920.
A year later, he resigned from his post and went back to India after the independence struggle began in the country. Netaji's journey was not easy, he had to face imprisonment several times in different jails between 1921 and 1941.
He became the President of the All India Youth Congress in 1923 and later, in 1938, was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress.
While in Congress, he opposed Mahatma Gandhi's path of non-violence. He believed that freedom will not be achieved easily from the oppressors, but it will have to be achieved by fighting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the Valor Day celebrations at the Red Fort on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He will also inaugurate the nine-day Bharat Parv to showcase the country's rich diversity and different cultures.
In line with the Prime Minister's approach to take steps to appropriately honor the contributions of veterans who played an important role in the freedom struggle, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 2021 was observed as Parakram Diwas.