Guwahati: Paying floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat commented that Bose was a symbol of courage, sacrifice and patriotism, who dedicated his entire life for the freedom expectant people of Bharat. Addressing a distinguished gathering in Imphal of Imphal on 23 January 2022, Sarsanghchalak Bhagwat pointed out that even though the RSS celebrates Netaji’s birth anniversary regularly this year’s celebration is important as it falls with the 75th year of India’s independence, for which Netaji sacrificed his entire life. “For the sake of independence, Netaji left home to go abroad and established a military (Indian National Army) to fight against the British. His life is an exemplary struggle for all of us.
Netaji lived his life for a mission,” said the RSS chief, adding that Netaji not only challenged the British Empire but also formed the government of independent India. Netaji connected all the Indians irrespective of their caste, creed and religions. As he was elected president of the Congress, there should be some basic reasons. In fact, the majority was with Netaji to lead the argument against the imperialist forces, but somehow he had to withdrew from the responsibility, stated the Sarsangh chalak.“ So is patriotism and a clear idea of the unity of one’s country along with a tendency to surrender everything for it. Gave everything, nothing for himself, everything for the country, such is Netaji’s life. His inspiration was also spiritual motivation,” opined Bhagwat adding that Netaji sacrificed everything for the whole of India, which is his mother land. The Sarsanghchalak arrived in Manipur with a four-day visit schedule for interacting with the enthusiasts and volunteers of the nationalist organisation. Bhagwat also unveiled a book titled ‘Unsung Anglo-Manipuri War Heroes at Kalapani’. The function was also graced by family members of war heroes along with RSS top operatives namely Sunil Despande, Ulhash Kulkarni, Vashista Bajurbaruah, Kh Rajen Singh, MM Asokan, etc.