If Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose would have been present in India after it got freed from the clutches of the British, then he would have been India’s first Prime Minister. Historians say that Nehru was just a Lilliput front of the mass appeal that Netaji Bose enjoyed those days.
But after India got Nehru as its Prime Minister, forget investigating about Netaji’s death, Nehru went on to do the heinous act of snooping on the family of Netaji Bose even though Netaji remained as a ever green hero in the minds and hearts of every Indian.
But everything changed after India saw the advent of PM Narendra Modi in Delhi as he started to recognize and honor the real heroes, starting with the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The next was Netaji Bose.
Now in what is called as a historic move by PM Narendra Modi, the Indian government will be releasing a Rs 75 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at Port Blair.
The Indians who are breathing the air of freedom must never forget that Netaji Bose had formed the Indian National Army (INA) on December 30, 1943 to drive away the British from India. And the rest is history.
Releasing a notification on this, the Finance Ministry said “The coin of seventy-five rupees denomination shall only be coined at the Mint for issue under the authority of the central government on the occasion of ’75th Anniversary of Hoisting of Tricolour’ for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair”.
Revealing on the specialty of the coin dedicated to Netaji Bose, PTI reports said “The commemorative Rs 75 coin will be made out of 50 per cent silver, 40 per cent copper, and 5 per cent each of nickel and zinc, and will weigh 35 grams. This coin will bear the portrait of ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ saluting the flag on the background of Cellular Jail in Port Blair. A numeral 75th along with inscription “anniversary” will be depicted below the portrait. The coin will carry an inscription saying ‘First Flag Hoisting Day’ in both Devnagari script and English”.
It should be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort and unveiled the plaque to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government on October 21st. This move was widely liked by the patriotic Indians.
After the unveiling, PM Modi had said “Netaji had promised an India where everyone has equal rights and equal opportunities. He had promised a prosperous nation which was proud of its traditions, development in all areas. He had promised to uproot ‘divide and rule’. Even after so many yrs those dreams remain unfulfilled”.