Red Fort, New Delhi, 21st October
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Sunday morning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Azad Hind government formed by freedom fighter [Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose].
Speaking at the event PM Modi took a jibe at Congress for “undermining the legacy of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose”, adding, “efforts were made to undermine the legacy of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Sardar Patel to promote one family in the country”. The Azad Hind Fauz was a part of the freedom movement, originating in 1940s outside India with a purpose of allying with Axis powers to free India from British rule. The existence of the Azad Hind Government gave a greater legitimacy to the independence struggle against the British. Pertinently, the role of Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army (INA) had been crucial in bequeathing a much-needed impetus to India’s struggle for Independence
He [PM Modi] also added “We reached Swaraj after countless sacrifices. Netaji said we have to achieve independence through guns and blood. He said after we achieve independence, we will need a robust defence force, today I am proud to announce that this dream of a strong defence force has been realized”.
Lots of big guns were present including, Nephew of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose – Chandra Kumar Bose, INA Veteran Lalti Ram, and Brigadier R S Chikkara at the event.