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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Open business

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my concern over the selling of local wine openly at Beltola bazaar (on Sundays and Thursdays) in Guwahati. It is quite surprising as to how can wine be sold openly in the market. Though such type of practices are prevalent, yet the district administration has turned a blind eye by not taking any necessary measures. So, I would like to request the district administration through your daily to look into the matter and take action.

Samar Deb,


Consigned to oblivion

January 21 is observed as death anniversary of the great Indian revolutiory Rashbehari Bose. Not only did he sacrifice his career and endanger his life for the sake of liberating India from British imperialists by playing a major role in the Ghadar revolution; Bose also left his motherland forever to carry on the freedom struggle from distant Japan. Not to forget that it was Bose who sowed the seeds of Netaji's Indian tiol Army by forming the Indian Independence League. Bose's unique struggle was not meant for the cause of Japan. Yet the Japanese had appreciated the bravery, selflessness and devotion of Bose and decorated him with 'Second Order of the Merit of the Rising Sun' --- the highest honour for a foreign civilian. But the country for whose independence Bose had devoted his entire life, has consciously consigned him to oblivion. A ‘reward’ indeed for the legendary Rashbehari Bose! His birth and death anniversaries have come and gone over the decades; but the ‘tradition’ of Himalayan indifference and negligence towards the deeds, sacrifices and memories of Rashbehari Bose are indeed burning bright in independent India!

Actually Rashbehari Bose is nothing but a tragic hero in the country's freedom struggle as he remains a ‘nobody’s child’ for the Centre! While a certain political party cannot see beyond Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi or Rajiv Gandhi, the harbingers of ‘socialism’ know of only Jaiprakash rayan and Ram Manohar Lohia! And the self-declared guardians of ‘tiolism’ concentrate on promoting only the Vir Savarkars and Deen Dayal Upadhyays! How can Rashbehari Bose succeed in capturing the imagition of such partial brigades who simply refuse to acknowledge the contributions of anybody apart from their ‘Godfathers’ and ‘Godmothers’? It is indeed a disgrace to note the supreme callousness of the authorities concerned which has led to such indifference towards the memory of the great Rashbehari Bose.

Kajal Chatterjee,

D-2/403 Peerless gar, Kolkata-114.

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