Subhash Chandra Bose (Netaji)
Subhash Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist who demonstrated the kind of defiant patriotism that made him earn the respect and admiration of many people and in turn brought him out as a hero.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was instrumental in India getting her freedom because of his active involvement as a freedom fighter. He was known as “Netaji”.
Subhash Chandra Bose was born on the 23rd day of January, 1897 in Cuttack in India. His birth was at mid day, around 10 minutes past 12-noon. This is in Orissa Division, Bengal Province. His father, Janakinath Bose, was an advocate.
Early life and education
Subhash was a brilliant student who was able to pass his B.A in Philosophy. He was known for his patriotic determination when he was a student.
His father sent him to England to take the Indian Civil Service Examination. Bose came 4th with the highest credits in English. His desire for participation in the freedom movement was however more greater. This is why in April 1921; he resigned from the Indian Civil Service.
In his political career, Subhash Chandra worked under Chittaranjan Das. Subhash Chandra played an instrumental role in inspiring the youth, students, and workers in Calcutta. He became an inspiration and youth icon to envision an independent and free India.
- He was a selfless leader as he put his own career and life aside for the purpose of pursuing freedom for the motherland.
- He was a determined person as demonstrated by his will to fight for his belief. This was the reason for his decision to carry out his mission despite the threat from the authorities.
- He was also a skillful planner which is why his escape from house arrest was a success.
- Brilliance is also another personality of Subhash as demonstrated by his academic performance.
- He demonstrated good leadership skills and this earned him the respect and admiration of his followers.
- He had a charismatic personality and this was instrumental in his good leadership and the legacy that he was able to leave.
- He was a defiant individual as demonstrated by his strong will to do what he himself thought was right.
- He was patriotic which is why he did everything he could to fight for the freedom of his motherland.
Subhash Chandra Bose strongly opposed the decision to support the British during the Second World War. Bose called out Indians for mass scale movement. He operated on the principle “give me blood and I will give you freedom”. The British imprisoned him for this. While in jail, he declared a hunger strike which resulted in the deterioration of his health and this scared the authorities because of the violent reactions that would come up. They therefore released him and put him under house arrest. He however escaped to Berlin and later formed an army that he called “Indian National Army”. He began to be known as “Netaji”, which means “Leader”, following his establishment and leadership of the Indian National Army (INA) during Indian’s struggle for independence.
Contribution and Achievements
- Subhash was instrumental in the struggle for independence and therefore freedom for India.
- He also serves as a symbol of unity that motivated the people’s will to come together and fight for their freedom.
- He served as a freedom fighter for his motherland, an instrumental role that saw India gain her independence.
- He also formed the main base for the Subhash Chandra Bose Indian National Army.
- He provided leadership to the Indian National Army after he went to Japan.
- He organized soldiers and formed a provisional government.
- He provided an influential leadership and kept the spirit of nationalism burning throughout the period of National Movement in India.
Subhash Chandra Bose was inspired by his love for his motherland. He had a strong patriotic personality and a strong will to achieve India’s independence. His inspiration therefore was drawn from love for his people towards efforts that gained them their independence.
Subhash Chandra Bose was a very important figure in the history of India as demonstrated by his activities towards gaining India her freedom. He served as a symbol for national unity and served as a symbol for national unity. It is therefore not possible to talk about the glory of India and therefore her freedom and independence without having to mention Subhash Chandra Bose.