‘The path to freedom has not been easy but Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose has made it!’
Being a popular freedom nationalist, there are many people who are still unknown about the contributions of Subhash Chandra Bose in the freedom struggle.
Would you like to know how?
Let’s discuss in detail!
Knowing him at a Glance
Born on 23rd January 1897 at Cuttack town, Subhash Chandra Bose was a brilliant student. He completed his BA in Philosophy from the Presidency College in Calcutta. He was deeply influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and was known for his sense of patriotic zeal.
An interesting thing to know… Subhash Chandra Bose had once beaten his professor who criticized the culture of India was seen as a rebel in the eyes of the government!
Keeping that in mind, his father always wanted him to be a civil servant so he was sent to England to appear for the Indian Civil Service examination. He passed with good marks but his eagerness of taking part in the freedom movement made him leave the job in the year 1921.
After returning India he soon left to become an active member of India’s Independence movement!
His role towards the freedom movement
In order to free his country from the British rule, he joined the Congress movement. Later he was selected as the President of Congress in 1939 but left after having differences with Mahatma Gandhi.
He was even prisoned but he escaped from there and left India. During the Second World War, he asked Germany for help where he was trained by Adolf Hitler for two years. After the training, he raised his own Indian National Army by training Indian people and prisoners of war from Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Indeed he successfully made the true Indian National Army with good morale and discipline!
And he rightly said, “Give me blood and I will give you freedom!”
He still lives in the hearts of Indians
He has inspired his army with his words but the news of his death has ended all the hopes of his army to fight against the British rule. Though it is still a mystery to be solved!
Even after achieving Independence, he is still alive in the hearts of the Indian people for his immense efforts and contribution towards making India get its freedom.
So, let us all remember him with the lines he has once quoted,
“Freedom is not given but it is taken.”