Netaji's sacrifice for nation inspires every Indian: Om Birla


New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose' contribution to the nation should be remembered by all Indians as it fills people with new energy and determination.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid floral tributes at the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the Central Hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary, on Monday.

On the occasion, 80 young participants, selected in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, under the programme, ‘Know Your Leaders’, also paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Speaking on this occasion, Birla said that Netaji's sacrifice for the nation inspires every Indian. Describing Netaji as a great hero, he said that Netaji's struggle and thoughts inspire the youth to serve nation and society. In the context of Netaji's inspiring personality, Birla said that Netaji's contribution to the nation should be remembered by all Indians as it fills us with new energy and determination.

He added that Netaji's life, his thoughts, his patriotism, his leadership, his indomitable courage, self-respect, and the strength to fight challenges have given a new direction to the nation which strengthens the feeling of nationalism among all citizens.

Birla observed that Netaji had an unwavering faith in India's rich and glorious history. He recalled that Netaji always wanted to see India as a self-reliant, and modern nation.

Describing Netaji as an idol of strength and valor, Birla opined that nothing was impossible for him.

He added that today India is moving forward firmly on the path shown by Netaji and has taken its due place in the comity of nations.

On India's leadership of the G20, Birla said that Netaji's memory inspires the world to realize the mantra of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'. Describing Netaji's birth anniversary as 'Parakram Divas', Birla said that this occasion inspires the people to work dedicatedly towards nation building by taking inspiration from Netaji's struggles, thoughts and ideals.