A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Subhash Chandra Bose’.
Born in 1897, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is an iconic Indian freedom fighter. Patriotic through and through, he was one of the fierce extremists who struggled for India to become free. Extremists were under the belief that violence was the solution to take back what was rightfully ours and not to remain passive to the ostracization of the British. Self-reliance and non-cooperation were their main rules.
Perhaps Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s most famous quote would be, “It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom. Give me blood and I will give you freedom!” His original words were, “Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Azadi Dunga.”
Initially joining Gandhi, he later formed his own Azad Hind Fauj and eventually, the Indian National army. He was also a strong believer in the Bhagavad Gita. He, in fact, was inspired to fight the British by it and even quit the job offered by them.
Britannica offers this information on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: “A participant of the noncooperation movement and a leader of the Indian National Congress, he was part of the more militant wing and known for his advocacy of socialist policies.”
It is said that on the 18th of August, 1945, Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash while flying from Taiwan to Tokyo as the INA forces were being captured or surrendered. Subhash Chandra Bose’s death was reportedly in an aircraft collision over Taipei, Taiwan. However, with no concrete evidence to substantiate this, many still believe that this great hero lives on, alive somewhere.
“Freedom is not given, it is taken”, said Netaji during the times of the Indian Independence struggle. Even today, he is a huge inspiration.