New Delhi, Jan.23 (ANI): On the occasion of 113th birth anniversary of Subash Chandra Bose, the great Indian freedom fighter and head of the Indian National Army (INA) set up against the British, the nation paid rich tributes to him on Saturday.
In New Delhi, the chief minister, Sheila Dikshit, led the people in paying homage to Subhash Chandra Bose, on this special occasion.
Bose, who led his Indian National Army (INA) against the British Army on the Burma border, died in mysterious circumstances. It is believed he died in a plane crash over Japan in 1945.
Delhi CM, on this occasion, also inaugurated a medical emergency room named 'Shushrusha', where a blood donation camp was organised.
"Today, when you are holding a blood donation camp, (it) is, I am sure, supposed to be inspired by Subhash Ji's great line-- 'You give me blood and I will give you freedom'. Now if you learn from that when you donate blood, we are (actually) giving freedom to live to a person," said Sheila Dikshit.
Those present on this occasion included Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, senior Bhartiya Janta Party leader Lal Krishna Advani and Union Finance Minister Prabab Mukherjee.
After escaping a British government's prison sentence for his role in the freedom movement, Bose left India in 1943 and took help from European and fascist communist leaders in his truggle against the colonial regime. (ANI)