Now Republic Day Celebration To Begin From January 23, Including Netaji’s Birth Anniversary

New Delhi: The Republic Day celebrations will now begin from January 23 instead of January 24 to include the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, as per media sources. Subhas Chandra Bose, also called Netaji, was born on 23 January 1897.

The government had earlier started the celebration of Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary as Parakram Divas.

Other such days, observance of which have become an annual affair, are August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, October 31 as National Unity Day (birth anniversary of Sardar Patel), November 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas (Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary), November 26 as Constitution Day and December 26 as Veer Baal Divas (a tribute to the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh), sources added.

“Identification of such sites has been done and will include multiple routes. We have prepared curated itineraries that cover destinations connected to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The itineraries will be given to tour operators to promote sites related to Netaji,” an official was quoted as saying by PTI.

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