Parakram Diwas : 23 January – Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

On January 23, 2024, India celebrated the 127th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, one of the most prominent figures in the country’s freedom struggle. The day is commemorated as Parakram Diwas, or Courage Day, to honor Bose’s indomitable spirit and his invaluable contribution to India’s independence.

  • Bose was born in Cuttack, Odisha, in 1897. He was a brilliant student who excelled in his studies. He joined the Indian Civil Service in 1920, but resigned in 1921 to join the Indian independence movement.
  • Bose quickly rose through the ranks of the Indian National Congress. He was elected President of the Congress in 1938, but resigned in 1939 after a disagreement with the party’s leadership.
  • In 1941, Bose escaped from British India and traveled to Germany. He met with Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders, but was unable to secure their full support for the Indian independence movement.
  • In 1943, Bose traveled to Japan, where he established the Indian National Army (INA). The INA was a force of Indian soldiers who fought alongside the Japanese against the British.
  • Bose’s leadership of the INA inspired millions of Indians. He was known for his fiery speeches and his commitment to Indian independence.
  • Bose is believed to have died in a plane crash in 1945. However, his legacy lives on. He is considered to be one of the greatest heroes of India’s freedom struggle.

Parakram Diwas 2024 celebrations

  • Parakram Diwas 2024 was celebrated across India with great fanfare. In Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the celebrations at the Red Fort.
  • The celebrations included a parade, a cultural program, and a speech by the Prime Minister. The parade featured soldiers from the Indian Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. The cultural program featured performances by artists from all over India.

Q. What is the significance of Parakram Diwas?

(a) It is the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
(b) It is the birthday of Maharana Pratap
(c) It is the birthday of Bhagat Singh
(d) It is the death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Ans : (a) It is the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Q. What was the slogan of the Indian National Army?

(a) Jai Hind
(b) Inquilab Zindabad
(c) Vande Mataram
(d) Swaraj now

Ans : (a) Jai Hind

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