Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary: Government to constitute state level committee.

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Meghalaya Government will constitute a state level committee to give recommendation and suggestion to the National committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose from January 23.

This was announced by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma while paying  floral tribute to the freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in a small programme organised at State Central Library on Saturday.

“I am honoured that the Government of India has included me in the celebration committee headed by the Prime Minister; it is a great honour for every citizen of the state,” Sangma said.

 “I have decided to put up a state level committee in the state of Meghalaya to look into the one year celebration  and also give recommendation and suggestion to the National committee and I will be announcing the state committee very soon,” he added.

In his tweet, Sangma  said, “Paid floral tribute to #NetajiSubhashChandraBose on his 125th Jayanti at State Central Library, Shillong. I bow down to the great freedom fighter whose courage remains an inspiration to all of us. Jai Hind!.”

The Chief Minister  also unveiled the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Jail Road in Shillong, to mark the great leader’s 125th birth anniversary. Jail Road is one of the locations where Netaji visited while in Shillong in 1938.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and four of his counterparts from the North East are a part of the high-level Prime Minister-led committee constituted to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from January 23.

Besides Sangma, the other chief ministers from the region in the panel include Neiphiu Rio (Nagaland), Biplab Kumar Deb (Tripura), N Biren Singh (Manipur) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram).

Netaji was, once upon a time, closely connected to Shillong, the then capital of Assam, and had earned enormous popularity among the people irrespective of caste, community or religion.

As the Nation celebrates Netaji’s birth anniversary as ‘Parakram Diwas’, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said it is an honour for the state and the citizens to be able to celebrate the day in a grand way.

“I urge every citizen of the state that we must continue to work and follow the footsteps of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.”