STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Cong govts underplayed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's contribution, legacy, says Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh was speaking after inaugurating a digital exhibition on the life and contribution of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the North Block here.

Published: 24th September 2021 03:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2021 03:06 PM   |  A+A-

Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Jitendra Singh Friday accused past Congress governments of underplaying Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's contribution and legacy for political and dynastic considerations.

He was speaking after inaugurating a digital exhibition on the life and contribution of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the North Block here.

The minister said the event was an occasion to seek to restore the deserved glory of unsung heroes and undo the injustice done to them by history for whatever reason.

Singh said the nation owes it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reviving and reminding people of the contribution of unsung heroes and freedom fighters including Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Baba Saheb Ambedakar, Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Sardar Patel.

He said their sacrifices and achievements were always "downplayed" by successive Congress governments for political and dynastic considerations.

He also mentioned the call given by Modi from the ramparts of red fort on Independence Day when he had reminded people of the significance of the 75th year of independence, describing it as "Amrit Mahotsav", and also advised them to prepare the roadmap for the next 25 years when Independent India turns 100.

Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, said the next 25 years of journey of 'Sankalp se Siddhi' will definitely establish India as a Vishwaguru and, therefore, there is need for the young generation to take a pledge to rededicate themselves in the service of the nation, an official statement said.

The minister reiterated that the celebrations which will continue till 15 August, 2023 will have five pillars -- freedom struggle, ideas at 75, achievements at 75, actions at 75 and resolves at 75.

The minister informed that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) will organise exhibitions on different themes every year, it said.

Secretary, DoPT P K Tripathy, Additional Secretary Rashmi Chowdhary and senior officials took part in the exhibition.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp