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Parakram Diwas 2023

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    28th Jan, 2023


The Parakram Diwas is celebrated on January 23, to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose.


  • This year marks the 126th birth anniversary of Bose, fondly known as ‘Netaji’.
  • To mark the occasion, 21 unnamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar will be named after Param Veer Chakra awardees.
  • A model of the National Memorial dedicated to Netaji which will be built on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep will also be unveiled.

Who was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose?

  • Born in 1897 in Cuttack, Bose was an Indian nationalist in the era of British colonialism.
  • After completing his education in India, Bose left for London to prepare for the Indian Civil Services exam and cleared it.

Role in India’s freedom struggle:

  • In 1938, he became the president of the Indian National Congress. But resigned a year later despite defeating his rival in re-election.
  • On October 21, 1943, Bose formed ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ and later started Azad Hind radio station in Germany

He went missing on August 18, 1945, after a plane crash in Taiwan.

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