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Programs Proposed on 23-1-2013 on Netaji’s 116th Birth anniversary


Netaji Birthday Celebration

Public • By Jatya Atatran Samity

The great martyr Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday will be celebrated near hind cime everyone is invited for further details please contact Mr. Sagnik Banerjee +91 8981117227
Wednesday at 9:00am until Saturday at 10:00pm

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CeleBration of netaji's Birthday
1/23/13 Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where south delhi Map Host Diwangi-e-Azadi Led by Diwangi-e-Azadi(OM Namo Matribhumi)

KOLKATA: In a bid to mend frayed political tempers, the MamataBanerjee government has quite uncharacteristically decided to celebrateNetajiSubhas Chandra Bose's 116th birth anniversary at NetajiBhawan, allowing Left Front leaders to pay tribute at the Netaji statue on Red Road.

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Netaji statue to be unveiled
- Subhas chandra bose’s 117th birth anniversary tomorrow

Netaji statue to be unveiled
- Subhas chandra bose’s 117th birth anniversary tomorrow

A worker cleans the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Nepali Mandir on Monday. Picture by UB Photos
Jan. 21: City residents will pay tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 117th birth anniversary on Wednesday, by unveiling his statue and organising various programmes.
The Xanskritik Xamaj, a social organisation, will unveil a life-size statue of Netaji on the premises of Binovanagar Lower Primary School at Kahilipara colony.
The eight-foot tall fibreglass statue has been made in Calcutta at a cost of over Rs 2 lakh.
The members of the Xamaj said they have made up their minds to take further initiatives to spread awareness on the country’s freedom struggle and Netaji’s contribution to it.
On the other hand, talking to the reporters, Greater Assam Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birthday Celebration Committee today said they would observe the day with a host of programmes in the city.
The day would start with a prabhat pheri at 5am, which will be followed by an art competition for children at SAI Complex, cultural function along with a blood donation camp.
“Besides, a colourful procession will start at 10am from Netaji Chowk at Paltan Bazar, which will end at the same place in the presence of GMDA chairman Robin Bordoloi, social welfare minister Gautam Roy and former MLA Ajoy Dutta. The open session will commence at 11am at the chowk, where littérateur Atulananda Goswami will deliver his speech,” Pranab Swarup Neog, a member of the organisation, said.
In 2008, the committee instituted a felicitation programme to honour eminent personalities of the state for their contribution with a view to inspire the younger generation.
“This year, we have decided to felicitate retired Justice Dhiresh Narayan Chowdhury, Xattriya exponent Ghanakanta Bora Barbayan and cricketer Anup Kumar Ghatak,” Neog said.
The organiser said chief minister Tarun Gogoi would be present at the event.
“The flag will be hoisted by Gogoi like in the past. The flag-hoisting ceremony will be held at 12.20pm as done everywhere in the country. The meeting will be presided over by Robin Bordoloi,” he said.
The committee was formed with an objective to highlight the values and ideology of Netaji among the people of Assam in general and infuse the sense of patriotism among the new generation in particular.
“Netaji’s vision of a post-Independence India, in which he dreamt of the country becoming a super power by 2020, is still valid and this is why his vision has to be communicated to youngsters today,” Neog said.
The committee has undertaken a number of projects during the last five years besides unveiling a statue of Netaji in 2008, at Paltan Bazar, and naming the road from Sarabhati to Lokhra as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road.


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This article is devoted to honor Netaji and to educate ignorant Rahul Gandhi who failed to acknowledge in his speech Netaji's contributions to give India real independence and also showed how to develop a spine to defend freedom and peace


Demand for Netaji's files to be made public
By Debasis Konar, TNN | Jan 21, 2013, 10.44 PM IST

KOLKATA: The demand for declassifying the files of Netaji and tracing of 12 missing files was once again made by Netaji researcher Puabi Basu on Monday. Purabi in a press conference organized by All India Legal Aid Forum (AILAF) demanded that the 33 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had been declared as classified documents by the home ministry should be declared as declassified and should be made public.
She claimed that a section of people with vested interest had declared that Netaji died in the Taihoku air-crash in August 1945, but it is false. She said quoting the report of Justice Monoj Mukherjee that Netaji did not die at the Taihoku air-crash and the ash kept in the Renkoji templeis not that of Netaji. She asked the India government to approach the Russian government to get details of the files related to Netaji which were with KGB. Even she mentioned that Jospeh Stalinas daughter Svetlana even during her visit to India had given important information on Netaji and had hinted at Netajias presence in Russia after 1945. So she demanded that the documents submitted to Indian government by Svetlana be made public.
Purabi said asI came to know from a communiquA© from the PMO addressed to Justice Mukherjee commission that most important and sensitive files related to Netaji were handed over to Indira Gandhiwhen she was the the PM and these were handed over Congress leader Md Yunus. So, the government must come clear about these files and declassify all documents related to Netaji.
Joydeep Mukherjee of AILAF has also filed a petition in the Supreme Court to bring in any ash from Renkoji temple as the ash of Netaji.


KOLKATA: The extended family of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose welcomed the opening of the new terminal at the international airport in Kolkata which bears his name but expressed disappointment that the authorities had chosen not to invite appropriate family representatives to the inauguration. ceremony. presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee.

A spokesperson for the family said that the senior, direct descendents of Netaji residing in the city would have been pleased to join "Netaji's daughter Anita Pfaff and her husband Martin Pfaff" at the ceremony, in a further mark of universal respect to the leader.

Members of Netaji's family said they had hoped to be present when the President inaugurated Netaji's statue at the new integrated terminal. They had even been assured by an airport official that invitations would be extended to 50-odd family members. But when they contacted the Airports Authority of India on Friday, they were told that six cards had been delivered to the Netaji Research Bureau and that there were no more cards for the family.

"Following a discussion with MP Saugata Roy, we had written to airport director B P Sharma and forwarded the list of the family members, including Netaji's nephews Subrata Bose and Dwarakanath Bose; nieces Chitra Ghosh and Roma Roy. It is unfortunate that apart from Anita and her husband, the authorities have chosen to invite only those members of the family who are associated with the Trinamool Congress," said family spokesperson Chandra Kumar Bose.

Though some family members are associated with the Forward Bloc, the party that Netaji founded after quitting the Congress, most of them are apolitical. Airport officials refused to comment on why they had been unable to invite Netaji's kin.

Invitations had been sent out to former Trinamool Congress MP Krishna Bose, her sons Sugata and Sumantra, finance minister and Netaji's grand nephew Amit Mitra and his wife Meera.

"Incidentally, family members who have been left out are the same ones who had sent a signed letter to the CM, seeking her intervention in getting the top-secret files on Netaji declassified," said another family member. "We feel there is a conspiracy behind this and it is a shame that senior members of the Bose family have not been invited to this programme," she added.

Historian and researcher Purabi Roy said it was an insult to the family. "This is not just unfair but disappointing. Several members of the family, including Sarat Bose's daughter, are still alive. They deserved to be there at the inauguration," said Roy.

CPM Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury was luckier. He received an invitation but did not get a seat on the dais despite being the chairman of the Parliamentary standing committee on transport. It was on Yechury and other CPM leaders' insistence that the UPA-I government under Manmohan Singh had handed over the modernization project to AAI instead of offloading stake to a private party as it had done in Delhi and Mumbai airports.

Yechury, whom Mamata mentioned in passing along with other MPs from her party who were present at the function, said he had ought to have been on the dais but did not let the affront come in the way of his attending the programme as it would have let down AAI officials. "It was due to our (Left's) efforts that Kolkata and Chennai airports were able to stave off privatization. We always had confidence in AAI doing a good job and they proved it. Why let them down for no fault of theirs?" he remarked.


From: January 21st to January 26th
Theme: As events such as Republic Day and Netaji’s Birthday approaches, we find ourselves facing the all too familiar question-have we brought the visions behind the Indian freedom struggle to fruition and to what extent, if any?
Let’s talk about what has been achieved so far and the road ahead.
Burning Issues: How far do you think we have advanced in eradicating poverty and illiteracy? Talk about the efforts of our governments in these areas so far and what you would like to do to improve the state of affairs.
Discussion: We spend a huge amount of money on strengthening our defense.
Do you think this expense is justified?
Forgotten?: Have we remembered our martyrs?
Every year we observe holidays, hoist flags and so on in their honor but do we really feel inspired and make an effort to work towards the betterment of our country?
Towards Betterment: In comparison to developed Western nations, which areas do we need to improve urgently in your opinion?
What would you do, if given a chance, to develop these areas?
The Positives: Since independence, what, according to you, are the areas in which we have made major progress?
Do you think we have the potential to become a superpower in future and what needs to be done to work towards that goal?
Debate: We cannot take strong decisions and implement major reforms owing to too many political parties and disagreements between them.
Soumalaya Chakraborty


Netaji's life epitome of sacrifice and service: Prez

Kolkata: Calling him a "real icon" of India, President Pranab Mukherjee today said several important features of our constitutional system were part of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's vision.

"He (Bose) is a real icon, particularly for the younger generation. He was a great son of the country whose life was nothing but sacrifice and service," Mukherjee told a gathering that included Bose's family including his daughter Anita Pfaff, her husband Martin Pfaff and relative Krishna Bose.

Mukherjee said that while preparing the acceptance speech on being elected as the President, he had turned over to Netaji's thoughts and speeches as the President of the Indian National Congress.

He said the Directive Principles of State Policy, which are now a part of our Constitution and the concept of Five-Year plans, were a part of Bose's vision for the governance of country after Independence.

When Bose was the President of the Indian National Commission, Mukherjee said, he had even appointed a Planning body with India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and renowned scientist Meghnad Saha as the members.

Mukherjee said Swami Vivekanand had a great influence on Bose and noted that the freedom fighter had written that he was barely fifteen when Vivekananda entered his life.

On the occasion, Bose's daughter Anita presented Mukherjee a copy of the Bengali version of Sugata Bose's book 'His Majesty's Opponent'. Anita remarked that very few people were so lovingly remembered by their countrymen as her father.


My father’s vision not fully realised, says Netaji’s daughter
Some of the far-sighted visions that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had for post-independent India were realised but those of literacy and prosperity evaded the country, his daughter Anita Pfaff said here on Sunday.
Professor Pfaff, who participated at an event on the eve of Netaji’s 116{+t}{+h}birth anniversary celebrations, said Partition and the tragic consequences that followed, including the war between India and Pakistan, were major disappointments to his vision.
The money squandered by India and Pakistan on armaments could have been utilised for improving education and healthcare. “Had all the money that was put into all sorts of armament projects like procuring nuclear arms been put into education and healthcare, it certainly would have been more beneficial to the populations of India and Pakistan.”
Drawing a comparison between the two countries, she said while Pakistan was dealing with several problems, India has had fewer problems and was a “stable nation.”
“In the early 1950s and 1960s there was great concern that the country might drift apart due to the cultural differences that existed within. But India has managed remarkably well in containing the cultural odds,” she said.
Describing her father as “a far-sighted and visionary leader,” she said that apart from being moved by “fierce love and devotion to his country” he was also a very “pragmatic person.”
“Even though his life involved a lot of tragedy, the love and affection of the people of the country [for him] to this day, and even generations born long after attainment of India’s freedom, are indeed a repayment,” Professor Pfaff said, commenting on celebration of Netaji’s birthday every year, across the country.
On the speculation that the alleged ashes of her father preserved in the Renkoji temple in Tokyo could be reclaimed, she said she was not aware of any such development.
“I don’t have the ashes. After all, this will be a highly diplomatically difficult thing. It is not that I go over to the temple and say, ‘Please hand my father’s ashes to me.’ It is not a private matter. Instead, it involves two countries which involve multi-level relations.”
There are different opinions regarding Netaji’s death.
While some believe that he died in a plane crash in Taihoku, Taiwan, on August 18, 1945, and the ashes are preserved in the Renkoji temple, a section of the people do not consider this to be true.

देश का बंटवारा नहीं चाहते थे नेताजी
नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस की पुत्री अनीता बोस ने रविवार को कहा कि उनके पिता देश के विभाजन के पक्ष में नहीं थे. कोलकाता में नेताजी भवन में बोस की 116वीं जयंती के उदघाटन सत्र में उन्होंने कहा कि भारत व पाकिस्तान के बीच युद्ध और दोनों देशों के बीच हथियारों की होड़ नेताजी के विचारों के विपरीत है.

आजादी के बाद के लिए बहुत सी बातें सोच रखी थीं
अनीता ने नेताजी को दूर दृष्टि वाला व्यक्ति बताते हुए कहा कि वह अपने देश से बहुत प्यार करते थे और व्यावहारिक दृष्टिकोण रखते थे. उन्होंने भारत की आजादी के बाद के लिए भी बहुत सी बातें सोच रखी थीं. देश के विभाजन के अलावा निरक्षरता व गरीबी दूर करने में धीमी प्रगति उनकी सोच से मेल नहीं खाती है. अनीता ने मीडिया के समक्ष कहा कि भारत और पाकिस्तान ने शस्त्रों के लिए जो राशि खर्च की है उसका स्वास्थ्य व शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में बेहतर उपयोग किया जा सकता था.

Celebration In The Last year

Mon, Jan 23 2012 22:51 IST
West Bengal Monday paid glowing tributes to legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 115th birth anniversary, but the occasion was marred by political spats and one-upmanship.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who participated in a series of functions to celebrate the occasion, described the mystery about Netaji's death as a national shame.
"It a shame for me, and for all that we still do not know anything about Netaji's death. It is a shame and pain that we will continue to bear until we discover the facts," Banerjee said at the Netaji Bhavan here.
She also said a leader like him who still continues to inspire generations cannot die.
Speaking at the same programme, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh called Netaji a "planner, scientist and environmentalist" whose thoughts were far ahead of his time and still relevant.
Refering to Netaji's association with astrophysicist Meghnad Saha and engineer and statesman M. Vishveswariya, he said their coming together not only contributed towards the creation of the Damodar Valley Corporation but also the need for and use of developing scientific temper.
But the day saw the government and the opposition engage in bitter political wranglings.
In an apparent dig at the communists, who earlier had criticised her for celebrating Bose' birth anniversary Saturday at the secretariat, Banerjee said: "We do not need a particular day to celebrate and honour a person like him. Leaders like him must be honoured and felicitated every day, every minute."
Banerjee raised her tempo against the state's communist opposition at another programme in the evening as she attacked them for having once questioned Netaji's nationalism.
"They (the Communists) had called him the dog and tout of (Japanese Prime Minister during World War II) Hideki Tojo, and now they are felicitating him. They have no moral right to do so. Nobody will now accept their felicitation," said the chief minister.
Countering her allegation, Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra said: "We had never questioned Netaji's nationalism. We had made some assessment during the Second World War. Our stand has changed since them".
Ironically, Banerjee had, in the morning allowed the Left Front (LF) leaders to garland Bose's statue first in a state government programme, averting a brewing political confrontation.
The LF had Saturday vowed to disregard a government fiat regarding the time allotted to it for garlanding the revolutionary's statue.
Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh was the first to pay floral respect followed by LF chairman Biman Bose and other Left leaders. Banerjee was the last in line

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