Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is one of the most iconic Indian leaders who hardly requires any introduction. He built the first Indian armed force named the Azad Hind Fauj.
His popular slogan, Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe aazdi dunga, filled patriotism in the hearts of many Indians during the fight for independence. These words don’t fail to inspire and motivate us even today. Subhas Chandra Bose was a great Indian freedom fighter who raised the first Indian National Army (INA), Azad Hind Fauj and initiated an armed coup against the British Empire. Although Bose was later ousted owing to his differences with Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji continued his effort to get rid of the British from India. Netaji’s words remain immortal and continue to inspire even today.
Born on January 23, 1897, today is his 122nd birth anniversary! To give Bose a tribute we bring to you 9 of his most powerful quotes.
1. It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom. Give me blood and i will give you freedom.
2. One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.
3. Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle — if there are no risks to be taken.
4. Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.
5. Freedom is not given, it is taken.
6. Men, money and material cannot by themselves bring victory or freedom. We must have the motive-power that will inspire us to brave deeds and heroic exploits.
7. India is calling. Blood is calling to blood. Get up, we have no time to lose.
8. No real change in history can be achieved by discussions.
9. It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood.
Bose is the creator of the slogan, “Jai Hind,” and also the first person to address Mahatma Gandhi as the “Father of the Nation.” He se was given the honorific ‘Netaji’ by German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for Indian in Berlin. According to various reports, Bosse died in Taiwan in 1945, due to a plane crash. But there have been many conspiracy theories surrounding his death mystery, and his admirers and family members do not really subscribe to the plane crash theory.
His ideology was nationalism and he lived by it.
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