Bravery Day, also known as Parakram Diwas, is now a recognised national day in India and is observed on January 23. In 2021, just before Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birthday, the Indian government unveiled it.
Referred as Netaji, he fought for independence throughout his life, within the country and from abroad. Owing to the legendary freedom fighter’s extraordinary contribution to the Indian freedom struggle, the government designated Netaji’s birthday as Parakram Diwas in 2021.
Subhas Chandra Bose was one of the major Indian leaders during the struggle for Independence. Born on 23 January 1897, Bose quickly became the leader of the young, radical wing of the Indian National Congress hoping for socialist reforms in India.
It is traditionally observed in all over India. It is an official holiday in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tripura and Assam. The Government of India pays tribute to Netaji on this day. Netaji Jayanti was observed as Parakram Divas for the first time in 2021 on his 124th birth anniversary.
Subhas Chandra Bose was Selected for the Indian Civil Services (ICS) but refused to take up service since he did not want to serve the British government. Bose joined the Indian National Congress (Formed on December 28, 1885) in 1921. He also started a newspaper called ‘Swaraj’.
The Indian freedom struggle and the war of independence led by Subhas Chandra Bose had a profound impact on those countries. Netaji’s status establishes him as the “hero of freedom” globally.