Anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose celebrated

New Delhi : As part of Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, events have been organized in the run up to and on 21st October in India and South East Asia to commemorate the Anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.  Bringing to life the whole of government approach, Ministry of Culture spearheaded the organization of an integrated program calendar across regions and geographies with participation from various Ministries, States and Union Territories of India.

The commemorative programs saw participation from INA veterans, school students, local communities and others making a true embodiment of the idea of Jan Bhagidari.

Some of key programs held as part of the commemorative initiative are as below:

  1. MANIPUR (MOIRANG)
  • Moirang in Manipur was the place where the Indian National Army hoisted the Tricolour for the first time on Indian soil on 14 April 1944.INA Family Yatra organised between 19-22nd October. Cultural programs reflecting the native dance forms coupled with songs and reflections of INA ideology was presented. The memorial building was lit up for the special commemoration. A special curation of INA songs by Ministry of Culture recorded at Moirang can be seen here. (Watch here)
    1. NAGALAND
    • Cultural program organised by East Zone & North East Zone Cultural Centers of Ministry of Culture, held in Ruzazho village in Nagaland to commemorate the anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had stayed in this village in the 1940s. Event saw enthusiastic participation of the local community in remembering Netaji and INA’s role in the freedom struggle.
      1. ODISHA
      • Cuttack was the birth place of Netaji. Events in Odisha included cycle rallies by NCC cadets, seminars of Netaji, exhibitions at the State Museum, Cultural programs, road shows and more.
        1. ANDMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

        Home Minister Shri Amit Shah had visited Andaman and Nicobar Islands recently and attended the programs held to commemorate Netaji’s close ties with the region. More details here (https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.)

        1. WEST BENGAL

        A seminar on Tagore and Netaji’s unique relationship wasorganised by the EZCC. The event also saw the enactment of TasherDesh, a play written by Tagore and dedicated to Netaji. (TasherDesh).

        A choreographed dance based performance was specially recorded at Subhas Gram, Kodalia at the ancestral house of Netaji.

        1. MINISTRY OF CULTURE

        Launch of podcast – audio stories ‘Zara Yaad

        Karo Qurbani’ Podcast Trailer

        This podcast series is a tribute to the persons and movements that significantly contributed to India’s freedom struggle, some of which have not found a place in the conventional freedom movement storyline. As an ode to the sacrifices made, it is only befitting to salute these heroes by recollecting their stories of courage and valour as part of commemorating 75 years of India’s independence.

        Commemorative Event at Red Fort by ASI (Red Fort Event)

        MoS for Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and &MoS for Culture Smt. MeenakshiLekhi today attended the 78th anniversary ceremony of Azad Hind Sarkar at Red Fort. During the occasion a book titled ‘Bose: The Military Dimension: The Military History of INA & Netaji’ by General Bakshi , SM, BSM (Retd.) was also released.