This was PM Modi’s first “Mann ki Baat” address to the nation in 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as a “heroic soldier” and “skilled organiser” and said that his government has fulfilled the long demand of making the files related to the freedom fighter public.
In his first “Mann Ki Baat” address of 2019, PM Modi said, “Subhas babu will always be remembered as a heroic soldier. He played an important role in the freedom struggle. With slogans like ‘Dilli Chalo’ and ‘tum mujhe khoon do main tumhe aazadi doonga‘, he awakened every Indian.
“For many years it was being demanded that the files related to Netaji be made public and I am happy that we fulfilled this demand.”
Sharing an anecdote about Subhas Chandra Bose’s life, PM Modi said, “I have always considered radio as an important means to communicate with the people. In the same way, Netaji too had a very deep connection with the radio and he also chose radio to communicate with the countrymen.
“In 1942, Subhas Babu started the Azad Hind Radio through which he communicated with the people and the jawans of the Azad Hind Fauj.”
PM Modi also highlighted the museum dedicated to Subhas Chandra Bose inaugurated on January 23 in the Red Fort.
“On January 23, the whole nation marked Netaji’s birth anniversary and on the same day, I had the privilege of inaugurating a museum dedicated to the heroes who contributed towards India’s freedom struggle.
“When I was seeing the…