Parliamentarians led by PM Narendra Modi & LS Speaker Om Birla pay tribute to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose: His birth anniversary declared holiday by Jharkhand Govt

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Prime Minister  Narendra Modi, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines  Prahlad Joshi; Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Chairperson  Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (Rajya Sabha) Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya paid floral tributes at the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the occasion of his birth anniversary in the Central Hall, Parliament House on January 23 along with other Ministers. Besides several other Members of Parliament, former Members of Parliament and other dignitaries also paid floral tribute. The Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava and Shri Desh Deepak Verma, respectively, also paid tributes. At the initiative of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, an exhibition of  books by and on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, available in the Parliament Library, was held in the Central Hall of Parliament House. A Booklet containing the profile of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, were presented to the dignitaries. The portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was unveiled by the then President of India, Dr. N. Sanjiva Reddy, in the Central Hall of Parliament House on 23 January 1978.  Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, iconic independent activist was   born on January 23rd 1897 in Cuttack in as the ninth child among his fourteen siblings to eminent lawyer Janakinath Bose and Prabhavati Devi. The Jharkhand government has declared January 23 as a public holiday to mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, five years after it was dropped from the list of holidays in the state. The day was removed from the list of holidays between 2015 and 2019, though ‘Netaji Jayanti’ had been a holiday till 2014, an official release said at Ranchi, reports The Indian Express. Chief Minister Hemant Soren, during a review meeting on Tuesday, ordered that January 23 be declared a public holiday, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a press release.“Jharkhand had been the ‘karma Bhoomi’ (workplace) of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, whose contribution in the freedom movement can never be forgotten. We all should take inspiration from his life,” the release said, quoting Soren. The chief minister also called upon the youth to follow  in the footsteps of Netaji and serve the state and the nation, it added.

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