BY TC News Desk
Agartala, January 23: The 128th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the legendary leader of India’s freedom struggle, was celebrated on January 23 with various programs across Tripura. The programs were jointly organized by AIDSO, AIDYO, and AIMSS, three organizations working for the welfare of students, youth, and women.
One of the main attractions of the day was an exhibition of rare pictures and quotes of Netaji from different phases of his life. The exhibition was held at Post Office Chowmuhani and drew a large crowd of visitors. The exhibition was inaugurated by the leaders of the organizing bodies, who also paid floral tributes to Netaji’s portrait.
A short cultural program and a discussion meeting followed the inauguration. The speakers at the meeting highlighted the significance of Netaji’s life and vision for the nation. They said that Netaji wanted a secular and egalitarian society, free from exploitation and oppression. However, even after 76 years of independence, his dream remains unfulfilled. They lamented the growing gap between the rich and the poor, the lack of basic rights and amenities for the masses, and the prevalence of social evils like unemployment, malnutrition, and violence against women. They urged the people to emulate Netaji’s spirit of sacrifice and courage and to join the social, political, and cultural movements for a better India.