Parakram Diwas celebrated in Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/24/2021 10:56:28 AM IST

Parakram Diwas, in commemoration of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was observed in Nagaland. To honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation, the government of India decided to celebrate his birthday on January 23 every year as Parakram Diwas.

DBSU: Dimapur Bengali Students Union (DBSU) in collaboration with Chatteswary Durgabari and Hindu Seva Samiti organised the programme on January 24, at Chatteswary Durgabari, Dimapur, with advisor of Power, H. Tovihoto Ayemi as special guest. 
Tovihoto reminded that Bose was a personality that India had of the century and his sacrifice and contribution have been unmatched and unparalleled during that time in India. Advisor said that his contributions will always remain as a boon in the history and to Indians. Touching on Bose’s visit to Nagaland, Tovihoto said that in those days, there were no researchers to mention about it but with time, the truth has emerged. Advisor further encouraged the younger generation to live up to the set of values that Bose has lived upon. 
Member of High Level Committee, GoI, Dr. Vekho Swuro, expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for declaring January 23, 2021, as Parakram Diwas which will be observed every year. Swuro also mentioned about his father Poswuyi Swuro (101 years old) who was called by Bose to be the dhobashi for the surrounding area of Ruzhaho village of Phek district. 
He also appealed the younger to be part of signature campaign, online petition which seeks installation of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s statue near India Gate.
Dimapur Naga Students Union (DNSU) general secretary B. Mhajan Tsopoe in his speech reminded the gathering to take time to reflect and ponder the hard-work and love Bose had towards the people of the nation and take pride in it. 
Short speeches were also delivered by Hindu Seva Samiti president Gopal Sharma and Non-naga community convenor KK Paul.  Highlights of the programme included cultural presentation and felicitation. Earlier, welcome address was delivered by convenor Biplab Paul. (Staff Reporter)
Ruzazho village: Parakram Diwas, was held at Ruzazho village under Phek district on January 23. 
A press release by the organisers stated that, Ruzazho village composed a song in memory of Netaji in the local dialect, “Subash Bose is our only love one, brave man come to Ruzazho village, to liberate India to attain freedom, may his mission be accomplish.” Dr. Vekho Swuro, chairman of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Development Society Nagaland, also a member of high level committee said that in 1944 Netaji came to Naga hills and held up at Ruzazho village and appointed dobashi & gaon bura. He also claimed that Indian Council of Historical Research has recognised Ruzazho village as the first administered village by Azad Hind Fauj in India in 1944. Dr. Vekho urged everyone to dedicate themselves for nationalism and remember the thoughts and the visions of Netaji.
Mokokchung Battalion: Mokokchung Battalion conducted various activities like lectures highlighting contributions of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in India’s freedom struggle and a documentary on Netaji all across Mokokchung district to mark the celebration of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji as Parakram Diwas. 
The aim of conducting such activities was to honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation, to inspire people of region, especially youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did, and to infuse in them a spirit of patriotic fervour. A total of 58 youth attended the events.

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