'Netaji established Azad Hind Radio in 1942, which he used to communicate with soldiers of the Indian National Army and other countrymen,' PM Modi said
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in his first broadcast of Mann Ki Baat of this year. He spoke about freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his legacy. “Netaji will always be remembered as a brave soldier and an able organiser with his slogans like 'Dilli chalo', 'Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe azadi dunga', he created a special space for himself in every Indian's heart,” the PM said.
मैंने हमेशा से रेडियो को लोगों के साथ जुड़ने का एक महत्वपूर्ण माध्यम माना है उसी तरह नेताजी का भी रेडियो के साथ काफी गहरा नाता था और उन्होंने भी देशवासियों से संवाद करने के लिए रेडियो को चुना था : PM#MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/9GcIHqksZW— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 27, 2019
Modi said that during his recent trip to Andaman, he hoisted the tricolour in the same place where Netaji did 75 years ago. “When I unfurled the Indian flag at Red Fort on October 30 a lot of people were surprised, it was done to commemorate the 75th year of the foundation Azad Hind Party,” he said.
अक्टूबर 2018 में लाल किले पर जब तिरंगा फहराया गया तो सबको आश्चर्य हुआ: PM#MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/lkumZ4xbDG— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 27, 2019
The Prime Minister also said that radio is an effective means of connecting with the people. He said that Netaji shared a deep bond with the radio and chose this medium to converse with the people of the nation.
“Netaji established Azad Hind Radio in 1942, which he used to communicate with soldiers of the Indian National Army and other countrymen,” PM Modi said.
मुझे नेताजी के परिवार के सदस्यों ने एक बहुत ही ख़ास कैप, टोपी भेंट की |— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 27, 2019
कभी नेताजी उसी टोपी को पहना करते थे: PM#MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/cohsMuafMZ
The Prime Minister added that programmes broadcast over Azad Hind Radio were very popular and were a major source of inspiration and strength to freedom fighters.
Modi also spoke about the Netaji files and aid that there was a longstanding demand from the people of the nation to make them public.
भारत की इस महान धरती ने कई सारे महापुरुषों को जन्म दिया है और उन महापुरुषों ने मानवता के लिए कुछ अद्भुत, अविस्मरणीय कार्य किये हैं: PM#MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/wNP8vynuGi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 27, 2019
“For many years it was being demanded that the files related to Netaji be made public and I am happy that we fulfilled this demand," he said.
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Last Updated Jan 27, 2019, 12:38 PM IST