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Modi in West Bengal, Assam Highlights: Netaji dreamt of strong India; from LAC to LOC, we are following his footsteps, says PM

PM Narendra Modi in West Bengal, Assam Highlights: PM Modi distributed land 'patta' or allotment certificates to over one lakh landless indigenous people in Assam's Sivasagar district, under a special programme of the state government.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 23, 2021 10:24:39 pm
PM Modi along with Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Victoria Memorial on Saturday.

PM Modi in West Bengal, Assam Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is following the footsteps of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who had dreamt it to be a strong and powerful country one day. “Netaji had dreamt of a strong India; from LAC to LOC, we are following his footsteps,” he said.

Addressing a crowd at an event marking Bose’s 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial, PM Modi also said Netaji had once asked people not to lose hope of free India. Similarly, no one can stop India from being Atmanirbhar. “Netaji would have been immensely proud to see India manufacturing own Covid vaccines and also helping other countries,” he added. He also stated that the country has decided to celebrate Netaji’s birth anniversary (January 23) as ‘Parakram Divas’.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday refused to speak at Victoria Memorial event after a section of the crowd chanted ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “There should be some dignity at a government programme. I am grateful to the Prime Minister and Ministry of Culture for inviting me. But one should not insult someone after inviting that person. In protest, I am not saying anything,” Banerjee said.

PM Modi on Saturday visited Kolkata and paid tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Netaji Bhavan on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. Modi also attended an international seminar on Bose at National Library and interacted with delegates and artists there. The prime minister’s aircraft landed at the NSC Bose International Airport around 3 pm, from where he took a helicopter for the city. Modi’s chopper landed at the RCTC Ground in the heart of the city where he was received by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and state minister Firhad Hakim.

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18:34 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi visits Netaji Bhavan to pay tributes

PM Modi visited Netaji Bhavan earlier today.

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18:22 (IST)23 Jan 2021
Netaji dreamt of strong India... from LAC to LOC, we are following his footsteps, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is following the footsteps of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who had dreamt it to be a strong and powerful country one day. “Netaji had dreamt of a strong India; from LAC to LOC, we are following his footsteps,” he said. Addressing a crowd at an event marking Bose’s 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial, PM Modi also said Netaji had once asked people not to lose hope of free India. Similarly, no one can stop India from being Atmanirbhar. “Netaji would have been immensely proud to see India manufacturing own Covid vaccines and also helping other countries,” he added. He also stated that the country has decided to celebrate Netaji’s birth anniversary (January 23) as ‘Parakram Divas’. 

18:07 (IST)23 Jan 2021
Netaji would have been proud to see India helping other countries during pandemic: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s life, work and decisions are an inspiration for all. Addressing a crowd at an event marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial, PM Modi said the country has decided to celebrate Netaji’s birth anniversary (January 23) as ‘Parakram Divas’. He also said that Netaji, who had always dreamt of a strong, powerful India, would have been immensely proud of the country’s progress in Covid vaccines and the way it is helping other countries during pandemic.

17:46 (IST)23 Jan 2021
We promise to fulfill the dreams of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: PM Modi

We promise to fulfill the dreams of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: PM Modi

17:43 (IST)23 Jan 2021
Netaji would have been proud of the progress in Covid vaccines: PM Modi

"Netaji would have been proud of the progress in Covid vaccines, and the way it is helping out other countries," said PM Modi.

17:32 (IST)23 Jan 2021
From now, we will celebrate Netaji's birth anniversary as 'Parakram Divas': PM Modi

Addressing the crowd at Victoria Memorial, PM Modi said the country has decided that from now we will celebrate Netaji's birth anniversary (January 23) as 'Parakram Divas'.

17:28 (IST)23 Jan 2021
'Amar Jonmobumi' being performed in presence of PM

'Amar Jonmobumi' was performed in presence of PM Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.

17:26 (IST)23 Jan 2021
There should be some dignity at a government programme: Mamata Banerjee

"There should be some dignity at a government programme. I am grateful to the Prime Minister and Ministry of Culture for inviting me. But one should not insult someone after inviting that person. In protest, I am not saying anything," Banerjee said.

17:13 (IST)23 Jan 2021
Mamata refuses to speak at Bose event after chants of Jai Shree Ram in presence of PM

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refused to speak at a programme commemorating Netaji Subhas Chandra Boses birth anniversary after a section of the audience chanted Jai Shree Ram and Bharat Mata Ki Jay in presence of PM Modi at Victoria Memorial.

17:07 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Victoria Memorial

PM Modi along with Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Victoria Memorial.

17:00 (IST)23 Jan 2021
Usha Uthup performs Rabindrasangeet  'Ekla Cholo Re' in presence of PM

Renowned singer Usha Uthup perferms Rabindrasangeet  'Ekla Cholo Re' in presence of PM Narendra Modi at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. 

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16:50 (IST)23 Jan 2021
Children, band perform at Victoria Memorial

Children and band perform in presence of PM Modi at Victoria Memorial

16:32 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi arrives at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.

16:17 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi interacts with artists, delegates at National Library, Kolkata

PM Narendra Modi interacts with artists and delegates at National Library in Kolkata.

16:09 (IST)23 Jan 2021
Several injured, many vehicles vandalised in BJP-TMC clash at Howrah

Several people were injured, many vehicles vandalised as BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters clashed in West Bengal's Howrah district on Saturday, police said. BJP alleged that a party member was shot at, while some were beaten with rods and sticks. Crude bombs were also allegedly hurled during the street fight at Bally, triggering panic in the area. Besides, a few bikes and a police vehicle were vandalised, officials said. --PTI

16:06 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi attends int'l conference on 'Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas in the 21st century'

PM Modi attends international conference on 'Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas in the 21st century'.

16:05 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi pays tribute to Netaji at Netaji Bhawan, Kolkata

PM Modi pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Netaji Bhavan in Kolkata.

15:59 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi arrives at National Library, Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at National Library in Kolkata. 

15:45 (IST)23 Jan 2021
PM Modi visits Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata, West Bengal, on the occasion of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary. 

Earlier in the day, PM Modi distributed land 'patta' or allotment certificates to over one lakh landless indigenous people in Assam's Sivasagar district, under a special programme of the state government. Modi said lakhs of adivasis, indigenous Assamese families were deprived of their land ownership rights even decaded after independence, adding that provision of land rights to indigenous people of Assam will guarantee their pride, freedom and protection. Talking about the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country, the Prime Minister reinstated the need to take precautions and also asked the people to get  two complete doses of the vaccination when their turn arrives.

In Assam too, the Prime Minister also paid tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. Bose was born on this day in 1897. The government has decided to observe January 23 as "Parakram Diwas" to commemorate his birth anniversary. "The entire country is celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, today. The country has decided to celebrate this day as 'Prakram Diwas'. His life gives us inspiration even today," he said.

This was his first visit to the state in the run-up to the Assembly elections likely in April. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit the state on Sunday.

Meanwhile on Friday, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) took out torchlight processions pressing for their demands, including scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act, days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah set foot in the state.

AASU will stage protests in all district and sub-divisional headquarters by covering their faces with black cloth during Modi's visit on Saturday, and observe 'Black Day' on January 24 by burning copies of the CAA during the home minister's visit.

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