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PM Modi: Subhash Chandra Bose’s Statue To Be Installed At The India Gate

On Friday, prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted from his official Twitter handle that a statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be installed at the India gate to honour his contribution in the Indian Freedom Struggle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this development ahead of Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary on 23rd January 2022.

PM Modi said that he will reveal the hologram statue on 23rd January 2022 to mark the contributions of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. PM Modi tweeted: “Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary.”

“At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him,” added prime minister’s tweet.

The government also said that the unveiling of the hologram will mark the start of Republic Day celebrations from 23rd January instead of a day later. The birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was also named “Parakram Diwas”

The development came at a time after the central government announced that the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame or the eternal flame will be merged with the National War Memorial. The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame will be put out after 50 years. The Britishers had built the India Gate in the memory of soldiers who died in World War-1, and the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame was placed under the India Gate in 1971 to pay homage to the martyrs of 1971 and other wars.

The National War Memorial was built in 2019 at the cost of INR 176 crore, spanned over 40 acres and inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. The memorial contains the names of 25,942 soldiers inscribed on granite tablets in golden letters. At a ceremony today, a part of the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame will be carried to the National War Memorial.

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