BY TC News Desk
Agartala, January 23: The 128th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was celebrated with great enthusiasm and reverence in Agartala on Tuesday. The event was organized by Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan, a school established in 1948 to provide education to the refugees of the partition.
The celebration began with the hoisting of the national flag by Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, who also paid tribute to the portrait of Netaji at the school premises. He praised Netaji as the foremost leader of the independence movement and hailed his contributions to the nation.
The highlight of the event was a colorful procession that was taken out by the students of the school, who dressed up in various costumes and displayed various themes. The themes included drug-free Tripura, domestic violence-free Tripura, and patriotic fervor. The procession attracted the attention of the people, who lined up on the roadside to witness the spectacle.
The Chief Minister also lauded the achievements of the school, which has produced many eminent personalities in various fields, including education and sports. He said that the school has been organizing the procession every year since 1951 to honor Netaji and his ideals.
He also appreciated the efforts of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to accord due respect to Netaji and his legacy. He mentioned the various initiatives taken by the government, such as renaming Swaraj Island as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, declaring Netaji’s birthday as Parakram Day, linking Netaji’s birthday with Republic Day, and unveiling Netaji’s statue at India Gate.
He said that observing January 23 is a matter of tradition and pride for Agartala and Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan, and urged the people to follow Netaji’s example of courage and dedication. The procession ended at the school premises after passing through various landmarks of the city.