Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born on the 23rd of January 1897 at Cuttack, Orissa. His parents were Janakinath Bose and Prabhavati Devi. Mr. Bose did his schooling from Ravenshaw collegiate school at Cuttack and later joined Presidency College at Calcutta for his further studies.
He pursued higher education from the University Of Cambridge, England. He got married to Emily Schenkl and had a daughter Anita Bose Pfaff. He was actively associated with the activities of The Indian National Congress (INC) and the forward Bloc movement.
Mr. Bose had his cult image set for what he formed out of his own ability and that was the Indian National Army (INA). Mr. Bose actively participated in the Indian freedom movement. Mr. Bose had his own ideologies and principles and that is reflected in his writings in the book called ‘’The Indian Struggle’’.
Mr. Bose worked on his own principles and was an ardent nationalist by heart and always stood in favor of communism and fascism. Mr. Bose passed away controversially on August 18, 1945 and his death mystery remains unsolved till the present day.
A Valiant Leader
Mr. Bose’s father was a member of the legislative council of Bengal and he along with Prabhavati Devi had eight sons and six daughters totally. Mr. Bose was the ninth child in the family and he was born to a very rich and affluent family. Though he was born to a very rich and illustrious family that was respected and overwhelmed by the society, Mr. Bose grew up to be a rebel of sorts.
He could not tolerate injustice in front of his eyes and stood for what he thought was right. Mr. Bose was a great freedom fighter of our nation. His father dreamt of seeing his courageous son join the civil services and hence was sent abroad for completing his studies and pursuing training in order to clear the tough exams. Mr. Bose, to every one’s surprise came fourth in the exams.
Though he was well placed after victoriously emerging in the exams, his heart stood out for the nation. He wanted to actively participate in the freedom struggle movement of India and he made the biggest sacrifice of his life for the sake of the nation. Such was the patriotism with which Mr. Bose fought for the country.
He initially joined the INC to support in its efforts for securing freedom for the country, but due to his rebellious and outgoing nature, he could not last long there. He then moved on and formed his own party or alliance, famously known as the INA and involved a lot of youth from the country to actively take part in the freedom struggle movement.
Rise in Politics
Mr. Bose had a tough vision for the country and he set goals to achieve the same. His outgoing nature did not deter him from taking risks on his path and he valiantly fought with his enemies. A very famous incident of Mr. Bose thrashing his own lecturer for undue remarks tells us of the courage this man had in possession.
Mr. Bose, as a founder of the INA had a mission in his mind. A mission that worked in favor of the freedom struggle movement of the country. When the INC decided to support the British during the second world war, Mr. Bose went against their decision.
He had no hesitation in expressing his dissent over their views and quietly walked out of the party to form one of his own. He held many hunger strikes and when he was jailed by the British and that gives every proof to say that he was a tough fighter from within.
Mr. Bose knew the essence of freedom struggle movement lies in the unity of its people and hence he believed in a mass movement to bring together all the countrymen to find liberation from the Britishers.
The differences with the INC grew to such an extent that Mr. Bose escaped to Germany and then came back to South East Asia. By the time he reached South East Asia, he had formed a very big army of youth members.
This big army was called the INA and had close to 40,000 members with Japanese support. Mr. Bose initially had plans to liberate the land of Andaman & Nicobar Islands from the British with the help of his INA.
Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti is celebrated on the birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter, and it falls on the 23rd of January, his birthday. People all over the country remember the great man as the son of the soil and proudly call him ‘Netaji’ or their proud political leader.
Netaji had many a followers who believed in his ideologies and principles and acted accordingly. Not only did Netaji believe in the power of the youth, but also stressed on active participation of the country as a whole.
On his special day, people hold special prayers for their great leader. In remembrance of him, lectures and important speeches are delivered at various educational institutions and great centers of inspirational learning to impart his heroic deeds and achievements.
A special quality of Netaji that our countrymen love is his faith in democracy for the countrymen. Mr. Bose believed in every person’s right to liberty, right to live, right to education, right towards basic needs, right to live, etc. Mr. Bose wanted to uplift the struggling countrymen from their downtrodden pockets and bring them into an enlightened space where they could live on their own, with dignity.
Mr. Bose did not worry about taking help from great leaders of other nations to empower freedom struggle movement in our country. His ideologies were very clear and they never interfered or crossed lines with other prominent leaders from other nations.
The clear goal in his mind helped him achieve his objectives and he set a remarkable journey for himself in the freedom movement in the history of India.
Inspiration for the Countrymen
Mr. Bose is very popular for his powerful words ‘Jai hind’ that brought the whole country together in the spirit of patriotism and filled them with power to fight for the nation.
On the birth anniversary of Mr. Bose the whole of West Bengal state remembers their hero for his courage and valor with which he fought for the nation, but mourns over his untimely death that still remains an unsolved mystery. The legacy that he has left behind has inspired many people to walk the right path in their lives.
Mr. Bose has given many strong messages for the countrymen in his publication. He has felt strongly for a need of democracy in our country and has spoken out rightly about the dangers of being an imprisoned nation under the hands of the British.
He believed in independent thinking and wanted to liberate the countrymen from suffering in the hands of the British. He never sat silent looking at the struggles of the nation. He flung into action, took strong decisions and bold steps to implement them.
In these days, we see highly influential politicians being corrupt for every good reason on earth, Any work that needs to be passed over from the doors of the government offices, need bribes to support them, without which the task is deemed to be considered incomplete and never finished.
If we had great leaders like Mr. Bose on our lands in these highly corrupt days, they would have stood on their feet and acted courageously to pull out the evil practice right from its roots.
The big day commemorates the values for which Mr. Bose fought for. He didn’t join civil services and thinking of settling down in life and make personal gains to achieve personal goals. His dreams were different. His dreams were for the nation. He wished good for the countrymen, he fought for them, and he stood for their rights. Such a famous and tough personality can hardly be seen anywhere.
He had the support of tough leaders from other significant countries and that tells about the person MR. Bose was and the charisma he carried with him, wherever he went. He is responsible for holding the image of the country high, whichever country he visited and talks to eliminate the British out of our country and achieve independence was of primary importance.
Talks of independence with other big political titans earned him fame as a very big, born leader and thus he was able to seek their support in helping our country. Politicians of today need to be influenced by a person as great as Mr. Bose to achieve and streamline welfare for its citizens and the country as a whole.