Discussion on life and works of Netaji
SILCHAR, Feb 3: In a discussion on “Netaji, a neglected frontline freedom fighter” organized by Netaji Chatra Yuva Sangstha as a part of its week long programme which concluded recently and participated by research scholars, the consensus that emerged was that “there has been no proper assessment and evaluation of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who fought a glorious battle against the British and made them leave the country.” It was even admitted by Clement Attlee, who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1945 to 1951.
Clement Attlee as on record to say that the formation of I or Azad Hind Fauz by Netaji had posed the greatest challenge as he feared more uprising and revolt by the British army which comprised mostly of the Indian soldiers. The speakers Subimal Bhattacharjee, Dr. Subir Kar and Nihar Ranjan Paul said that the liberation of the country was hastened more by Netaji’s armed struggle and the valiant resistance by the I against the British. The discussion was anchored by Dipankar Ghosh. It was most unfortute that the contributions of great patriot and freedom fighter have never been properly assessed.
It is also unfortute that the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose continues to be under warp. The West Bengal Government has declassified all the 64 files in its possession. Nothing conclusive has come out. The rendra Modi Government as promised by the Prime Minister has made 100 files public and 25 files each month will be declassified. From the files so far declassified, no light has been thrown definitely and precisely on his disappearance.
In the meantime, Chandra Kumar Basu, grandson of Netaji, commenting on the declassification of files said unless all the 1000 files come to light along with the secret reports of Britain, Russian, Japan and Taipei, nothing can be known certainly on the fate of Netaji. On this occasion, four youths were honoured with Yuvadarpan Youth Leaders Award for their social works. Besides, 12 youths and 10 NGOs were also felicitated.