Bhubaneswar: As the nation commences celebrations of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid rich tribute to the preeminent freedom fighter.
The day is also being observed as Parakram Diwas to inspire people, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did and to inculcate a spirit of patriotism among them.
In a tweet, Patnaik recalled contribution of the son of the soil to India’s freedom struggle and said his strong self-confidence, distinct ideology and dedication to the country will always be remembered.
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ବରପୁତ୍ର, ମହାନ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ ନେତାଜୀ ସୁଭାଷ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ବୋଷଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ତାଙ୍କର ଦୃଢ ଆତ୍ମବିଶ୍ଵାସ, ଅନନ୍ୟ ବିଚାରଧାରା ଓ ଦେଶ ପ୍ରତି ସମପର୍ଣ ଭାବ ସର୍ବଦା ପ୍ରେରଣାଦାୟୀ। #ParakramDiwas pic.twitter.com/dDgH38sS19
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 23, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind took to microblogging site Twitter and paid deep tribute to Netaji in four different languages-English, Hindi, Bengali and Odia.
ସମଗ୍ର ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ର ନେତାଜୀ ସୁଭାଷ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ବୋଷଙ୍କର 125 ତମ ଜନ୍ମ ବାର୍ଷିକୀ ଉତ୍ସବ ପାଳନ କରିବା ଅବସରରେ ତାଙ୍କୁ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି।ତାଙ୍କ ଅସୀମ ସାହସ ଏବଂ ବୀରତ୍ୱ ପ୍ରତି ସମ୍ମାନ ଜଣାଇବା ପାଇଁ ଆଜିର ଦିନଟିକୁ ‘ପରାକ୍ରମ ଦିବସ’ ଭାବେ ପାଳନ କରିବା ଯଥାର୍ଥ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅଗଣିତ ଅନୁଗାମୀଙ୍କ ଭିତରେ ନେତାଜୀ ଜାତୀୟତାବାଦର ଉତ୍ସାହ ଭରିଥିଲେ।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 23, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Subhas Bose saying that the nation will always remain grateful to him and remember his sacrifices for the country’s freedom.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited Janakinath Bhawan, birth place of Netaji at Odia Bazar in Cuttack, and paid rich tribute to the patriot by garlanding a statue of his on the premises.
“Celebrating this day as Parakram Diwas is a befitting tribute to Netaji and a just honour for his stellar contribution in the freedom struggle of our nation,” he said.