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Subhas Chandra Bose, The man who mattered the most

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Today is birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, famously called ‘Netaji’, the man who mattered the most and still continues to be.

Netaji was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa Division, Bengal Province, to Prabhavati Devi and Janakinath Bose, an advocate. He was the ninth child of a total of fourteen siblings, you can read his life history here.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was the most forward-looking among India’s national leaders. He founded the first National Planning Committee in 1938. Even when he was organizing and leading the Indian independence movement in Europe and Asia during World War II, he inspired and encouraged his associates and followers to plan for the reconstruction of free India.

A dedicated institute, Netaji Research Bureau, founded in 1957 by Dr. Sisir Kumar Bose to undertake and carry on the study of and research about life, activities and teachings of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Famous Quotes from Netaji;

“No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.”

“Freedom is not given, it is taken’”

“One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation are bequeathed to the next’”

“Only on the soil of sacrifice and suffering can we raise our national edifice”

“Give me blood and I will give you freedom!”

“Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not , know the Absolute Truth.”

“For the present, I can offer you nothing except hunger, thirst, privation, forced marches and death. But if you follow me in life and in death, as I am confident you will, I shall lead you to victory and freedom. It does not matter who among us will live to see India free. It is enough that India shall be free and that we shall give our all to make her free”.

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