Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023 (Parakram Diwas): Date, Famous Quotes by Netaji

Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti also known as Parakram Diwas will be celebrated on January 23, 2023. It falls on Monday this year and marks the 127th birth anniversary of Netaji. It was announced in the year 2021 that Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti will be observed as Parakram Diwas. Last year, the republic day celebration had also begun  from 23rd January, earlier it used to start from 24th January. 

Netaji was a man who inspired thousands of youths to fight for freedom against the Britishers’ rule. His quote ‘Give me your blood, and I shall give you freedom’ still remains one of the iconic freedom quote that played a pivotal role in the freedom movement of India. Born in a wealthy Bengali family, Subhas Chandra Bose is entitled with the formation of the first Indian National Army (known as Azad Hind Fauz) who fought for the freedom of India against the British Indian Army in Burmese territory. Bose was also the first one to address Mahatma Gandhi as the “Father of the Nation”. Subhas Chandra Bose was given the title of Netaji by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin in early 1942. In this article, important details related to Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023 (Parakram Diwas 2023), the birth anniversary of Netaji, has been provided.

Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023 Date

Festival Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023
Also known as Parakram Diwas 2023
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti 2023 Date 23rd January 2023
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Date in 2024 23rd January 2024
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Date in 2025 23rd January 2025

Subhas Chandra Bose Birthday

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Quote

Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 and in the honor of his fight for freedom of India, this day is celebrated every year as Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti. According to the 2023 calendar, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti falls on a Sunday.

History of Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack (now in Odisha) to Prabhavati Bose Dutt and Janakinath Bose. His father Jankinath was a successful lawyer and government pleader and Bose was his ninth child and sixth son. Subhas Bose was an academically brilliant child and was sent to England on his father’s urge to take the Indian Civil Service examination. He cleared the first exam with distinction but as he was more leaning to join the nationalist movement led by Mahatma Gandhi, he returned and joined the Indian National Congress in the year 1921. By the year 1938, Bose became the president of the Indian National Congress but due to continuous conflict arsing between him and Mohandas Gandhi, he resigned from his post and was eventually thrown out of the party.

Subhas Bose got arrested in 1940 by the Bengal government over a small protest. He was placed under a strict police watch but he somehow managed to escape from there around six months later. He fled to Nazi Germany in 1941 where he got married and had a daughter. From there he went to Japan where he formed an Indian National Army from the Indian Prisoners of Wars (POWs) of the British Indian army who were captured by the Japanese in the Battle of Singapore. This way, the first Indian National Army was formed in the year 1942.

Netaji died from the injuries that incurred to him due to third-degree burns caused when his plane crashed somewhere in Taiwan. However, many people refused to believe that he died in a plane crash and numerous conspiracy theories were created regarding his death (which still many people believes in). Netaji died on 18 August 1945.

Parakram Diwas 2023 Overview

The year 2023 marks the 127th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose and it was decided by the Indian Government last year that this day will be celebrated as Parakaram Diwas. This is done to celebrate the courage and bravery Netaji showed wile fighting with the Britishers. From now onward, 23rd January will be celebrated as Prakaram Diwas every year. The main idea behind this day is to encourage the youth to show the bravery same as Subhas Ji Bose and instill a patriotic feeling inside their hearts.

Celebration of Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is celebrated with great enthusiasm in schools and colleges of West Bengal. Many activities like essay writing, debate competitions, patriotic themed plays are organized by the schools and a large number of students participate in them. Flag hoisting is also a famous practice carried out at Government offices and many political leaders also conduct the flag hoisting ceremony at their offices. It is to be noted that Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti is not a gazetted holiday.

Famous Quotes by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Netaji gave many quotes regarding the freedom movement going on in India. Some of his popular quotes and slogans are given as follows:

Give me blood and I will give you freedom

Dilli Chalo

Jai Hind

Ittehad, Etemad, Qurbani

“समझौता परस्ती बड़ी अपवित्र वस्तु है.”

“हम संघर्षों और उनके समाधानों द्वारा ही आगे बढ़ते हैं .”

“मुझमे जन्मजात प्रतिभा तो नहीं थी ,परन्तु कठोर परिश्रम से बचने की प्रवृति मुझमे कभी नहीं रही .”

“अगर संघर्ष न रहे ,किसी भी भय का सामना न करना पड़े ,तब जीवन का आधा स्वाद ही समाप्त हो जाता है.”

“जीवन में प्रगति का आशय यह है की शंका संदेह उठते रहें और उनके समाधान के प्रयास का क्रम चलता रहे .”

Frequently Asked Questions

In which year, it was declared that Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti will ve celebrated as Parakram Diwas?

It was declared in the year 2021.

When was Subhas Chandra Bose born?

He was born on 23 January 1897.

What was his place of birth?

He was born in Cuttack, Odisha.

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