Parakram Diwas is observed on January 23 to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose. This year marks the 126th anniversary of Bose, fondly called 'Netaji'
Born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Odisha, Subhas Chandra Bose went on to become the president of the Indian National Congress. In 1943, Bose formed the Indian National Army or Azad Hindi Fauj
The charismatic leader had cleared the Indian Civil Service exam in the year 1920. However, he resigned a year later to participate in India's freedom struggle
Bose was given the honorific title 'Netaji' or 'Respected Leader' by German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau of India in Berlin in 1942
Netaji went missing in 1945 after a plane crash in Taihoku airport in Taiwan on August 18. While there is a mystery even till date over Bose’s death, he is said to have died from third-degree burns
On the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to him and remembered his unparalleled contribution to India's history
On the occasion of Parakram Diwas, PM Modi named the 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees
On Subhas Chandra Bose's 126th birth anniversary, PM Modi inaugurated the model of the National Memorial dedicated to 'Netaji' to be built on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep