23 JANUARY NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE (1897 to 1945)
Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. He was a revolutionary who founded the Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) in 1943 to overthrow the British Empire. He was popularly called Netaji for his prominent role in India’s fight for independence. This legendary warrior, known for his militant approach, was also a scholar, statesman, and soldier par excellence. The famous slogan, ‘Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe aazaadi doonga (Give me your blood and I will give you your Freedom)’, was coined by him. To honour this legendary warrior and as a symbol of the country’s indebtedness to his unmatched bravery and selfless service, his granite statue will be installed at India Gate on his 125th birth anniversary- a day that will also be celebrated as Parakram Diwas’ (Day of Courage). He passed away on 18 August 1945 in a plane crash in Taihoku, Taiwan.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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