Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2024: Top 10 Facts about Netaji on his Birth Anniversary
Birth and Early Life: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Odisha, India. He came from a well-educated and prominent family.
Educational Background: Bose studied at Presidency College in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and later went to Cambridge University in England to pursue further studies.
Civil Service and Resignation: Bose joined the Indian Civil Service but resigned in 1921 following the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, deciding to actively participate in the struggle for India's independence.
Leadership in Congress: Netaji became a prominent leader in the Indian National Congress. He was elected as the President of the Congress in 1938 and 1939.
Formation of Forward Bloc: Due to ideological differences with Mahatma Gandhi, Bose resigned from the Congress and formed the Forward Bloc in 1939, advocating for complete independence.
Escape to Germany: During World War II, Bose escaped house arrest and traveled to Germany and then Japan to seek support for India's independence.
Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army): In 1943, Bose formed the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army or INA) in collaboration with the Axis powers.
Inspirational Slogans: Netaji's famous slogan "Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom!" inspired many Indians to join the struggle for independence.
Mysterious Disappearance: Bose's death remain a subject of controversy and mystery. He reportedly died in a plane crash in Taiwan on August 18, 1945.
Legacy: Bose is remembered as a valiant freedom fighter and a charismatic leader who played a crucial role in India's struggle for independence.