Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
West-Bengal has produced a galaxy of Heroes. Among them, the man who I admire, Love and adore most is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He scarifies his life for the sake of freedom of his motherland. Netaji was born on January 23, 1897 in a famous Bengali family. The family was then residing at Cuttak. He was the 6th son of Janakinath & Prabhavati Bose.
In his student life Netaji was a brilliant student. He passed the much-coveted I.C.S.Examination. Spurring the lure of a happy affluent life, he threw himself into the freedom movement of Congress under the leadership of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das. His, life from them on was one of constant suffering in British prisons and exiles. His sacrifice roused the youth of India and he came President of Congress twice.
During Second World War, he was home interned. He escaped from internment in his own house and went to Germany and from there to Japan. In Germany Netaji inaugurated a radio service to spread his words to the peoples that was ‘Free India Radio’ , in November 1941. Netaji was then offered leadership of the Azad Hind Army at Singapore and he formed there the Provisional Government of Free India. His government declared war on England and the USA. He marched into India with his Azad Hind Army (I.N.A.). The I.N.A. finally planted the flag of Indian Independence on the sacred soil of India at Kohima. The battle cry of his army was “On to Delhi – the road to Delhi is the road to Freedom”.
He was then everybody’s Netaji – the universal Leader. But when his victory was imminent, Japan surrenders to the alias. Netaji has been missing since then forever. Nobody can say what has happened to him.
The life of Netaji reads like a romance. Not only a great revolutionary he was also an architect of India’s freedom. Netaji alive – was the source of inspiration to the youth. Netaji absent – was the inspiration of deliverance of India from bondage. The patriots, who are now busy to free the masses from their economic bondage, are constantly taking inspiration from Netaji’s thoughts and deeds.