Silchar: The 75th foundation day of the Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army (INA) which was raised by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was celebrated with full honor and solemnity by Netaji Subhas Foundation here on Sunday. Atin Das, poet, writer and senior journalist unfurled the National Flag. Atin Das said that it was Netaji who promised the countrymen that India would be an ideal nation with equal rights and equal opportunities for everyone. He also promised a prosperous and affluent nation. His visions and dreams, even after so many years, are yet to be fulfilled, pointed out Atin Das. Netaji even said that he would do away with the British’s policy of ‘divide and rule’.
Other speakers also threw light on the numerous contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. They shared their opinions that Netaji never met with an air crash. His so-called ‘death’ was just a story cooked up to cover the mystery. They also said that had Netaji been at the helm of affairs in independent India, the Bengalis would not have been harassed in the name of NRC and ‘D’ voter. Azad Hind Fauj Government was founded on October 21, 1943, by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who was also the Head of State of this Provisional Indian Government-in-exile. Among others present included Nihar Ranjan Paul, president, of the Foundation Dipak Sengupta, vice president, Pranab Roy Choudhury, Secretary, Sadhan Purkayastha, Pradip Dey, Anjan Choudhury, of the Foundation.