Central University of Punjab celebrated Parakram Diwas by hosting a special webinar on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose


Bathinda : On Parakram Diwas, the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB), under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, organized a special webinar to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programme series. The Guest of Honour and the Keynote Speaker of this programme was Shri Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

While addressing the participants, Shri Chandra Kumar Bose stated that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was a legendary freedom fighter who not only challenged the British colonial rule but also worked towards actualizing the vision of complete independence of undivided India. He highlighted that Netaji was a visionary leader who built several international alliances to boost the nation’s freedom struggle, revived the Indian National Army (popularly known as the Azad Hind Fauj) and formulated the provisional government of Azad Hind in Manipur in 1943. He discussed the impact of Netaji’s Azad Hind Fauj on motivating the British-employed Indian soldiers to revolt against the British government and strengthening the Indian independence movement. He mentioned that the patriotic spirit and the visionary thoughts of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose related to social equality, women’s empowerment, and unity in diversity inspired the great freedom fighters of India, including the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, who called Subhash Chandra the “prince among patriots”. Shri Chandra Kumar Bose also talked about the significance of Netaji’s ideology in the 21st century and asserted that the celebration of Netaji’s birth anniversary as Parakram Diwas would certainly inspire citizens to follow in his footsteps.

In presidential address, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, expressed his gratitude towards distinguished speaker and said that, Netaji was one of the greatest Indian statesman who convinced contemporary international leaders such as Adolf Hitler of Germany, General Hideki Tojo, the then Prime Minister of Japan, etc. to support his campaign for an independent India. Prof. Tiwari also mentioned that Neta Ji’s vision, alongside freedom of India, was to make India a secular state whereby people from all faith contribute meaningfully for the growth of the nation. Prof. Tiwari made an appeal to youngsters to take inspiration from Netaji’s ideology and work towards actualizing his vision of a united and secular India.

On this occasion, organizers expressed gratitude towards Prof. Gujja Gopal Reddy, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari (Bihar) for his gracious presence. This programme was attended by faculty and students from CUPB and other esteemed educational institutions.


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