Thursday, January 8, 2015
Call for Netaji Birthday as Deshprem Diwas
The All India Forward Bloc has called upon Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to declare January 23, the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, as Deshprem Diwas.
Odisha will always command a place of pride as the soil that has given birth to such illustrious son as Netaji. The State should, thus, take the historic decision to declare his birthday as Deshprem Diwas and show the path to the rest of the country, the party founded by Netaji has appealed.
The party that has been campaigning for the declaration has submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Patnaik in this connection.
"We the people of India and Odisha in particular, have failed miserably to honour the greatest among National heroes during the post-Independence era. As Cuttack city has been fortunate enough to be the birthplace of Netaji, the State should come forward to honour this great patriot in equal spirit so as to inculcate the value of nationalism and patriotic feeling among the present generation," State joint convener Jyoti Ranjan Mohapatra said.
The party has expressed gratitude to the Government for launching a website on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.