"Give me blood and I'll give you freedom", these were the words Subhash Chandra Bose, famously known as Netaji, spoke to prepare the youth for a revolution, when India was under the imperialistic British rule.
The 112th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was celebrated on Friday with solemnity at Ramakrishna Sevashram premises, near Dimapur Railway high school, organized by Netaji Birthday Udjapan Samiti.
The function was presided over by Rtd. lecturer Dimapur government college, Debasish Datta.
Highlights of the ceremony included garlanding of Netaji's portrait and presentation of patriotic songs besides speeches and reading out excerpts of Netaji's famous speeches.
The audiences present at the function were motivated by patriotic song presentation.
A range of speeches relating Netaji's life and struggle were delivered by Debasish Datta, Dr. JC Das, Jahar Bhattacharjee, Samiran Bishnu, Tapan Chakraborty, Bimal Ojha, KK Paul.
Earlier, teacher of Pranab Vidyapith higher secondary school, Bimal Ojha delivered welcome address while vote of thanks was delivered by Bishnu Bhattacharjee. Ramakrishna Sevashram president, Jahar Bhattacharjee garlanded Netaji's 'pratikriti' while SD Jain girls' college principal, Dr. JC Das lighted the lamp. The excerpts of Netaji's popular speeches was delivered by Sanjib Sarkar.
It may be mentioned that Subhash Chandra, who was one of India's greatest nationalist leaders of the 20th century, was born on January 23, 1897, at Cuttack, Orissa.