Convener of Intellectual Forum of North East-Manipur, Hanjabam Shukhdeba Sharma, said in most countries the memories of INA have been replaced by other structures, including in Thailand and Singapore. He said the memorial of INA is being conserved and preserved only in Moirang, Manipur.
The Indian government should promote Manipur as the international site of Azad Hind Fauj or Indian National Army for the conservation and preservation of memorials of INA at Moirang, said Shukhdeba.
Shukhdeba made the remark during the the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose celebration held at the Central Hall of GP women’s College, DM University on Sunday.
The programme was jointly organised by Intellectual Forum of North East-Manipur and GP Women’s College, DM University, paying homage to Subhas Chandra Bose, Azad Hind Fauj and Indian Freedom struggle, Parakram Diwas.
The Government of India has been observing the day across the country as Parakram Diwas.
Speaking on the occasion, Sarkaryavah, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, Dattatreya Hosabale said the youths of the country should embrace the challenges by following the path of the two great personalities who are on the top list - Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
After witnessing the contribution made by Subhash Chandra Bose, who is considered a shining star in the galaxy, the Indian government chose to name Bose’s birth anniversary as Parakram Diwas, he added.
He said Bose cracked ICS examination but gave up everything and joined the movement against the British for a free India. During the movement, Bose went to jail several times but he never accepted defeat. Instead, he took an oath to challenge the British empire that is said to have no sunset, said Dattatreya.
To strengthen the movement, he continued the freedom struggle movement by establishing INA, he added.
“History of the revolution of this country is one of the most inspiring and the world has recognised this and is an example to the world. They were inspired by all for the power of spirituality within themselves including Netaji”, said Dattatreya.