Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about Subhas Chandra Bose. In 1897, Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, Orissa. He had a strong sense of identification with the Indian Freedom Movement as a child and later joined it in the 1920s.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, he oversaw a radical faction of the Indian National Congress (INC), finally gaining enough recognition and support to become its head. He finally was elected President of the Congress in 1938, but due to a disagreement with the other members of the Congress leadership, he ultimately left the party in 1939.
He was arrested by the in-charge British Government after he resigned from Congress, but in 1940 he was able to flee India. After making his getaway, he traveled to Germany by 1941, where he was able to get the Nazi party’s support and cooperation for his scheme to topple the British Occupation.
He Bose oversaw the Indian National Army (INA), which made attempts to “conquer” sections of India to liberate them from British Occupation with the aid of Japan, an ally of Germany. Ultimately, this effort was unsuccessful, and the British forces severely destroyed the INA in 1945.
Even though he was unsuccessful in organizing a military uprising against the British Occupation, Bose was a huge success in another field. With assistance from Germany, Free India Radio was established in 1941, and Bose frequently discussed the Indian Freedom Movement on that station. He was successful in building a surge of support for the Indian Freedom Movement thanks to his charm and charisma. Thank you.