21 October 2022, Red Fort, Old Delhi – Today, the Azad Hind government formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was remembered here by the Archaeological Survey Department under the Amrit Mahotsav of the 75th year of independence. Mrs. Arvind Manjul Regional Director Archaeological Survey of India said in her welcome speech that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had a great contribution in India's independence. Today's youth should follow them. It should not be forgotten that the first Prime Minister of India was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He had given the slogan of Delhi Chalo and he wanted to hoist the tricolor flag on the Red Fort. The Archaeological Department has been commemorating the Azad Hind Government every year on 21 October and will continue to do so.
Colonel Tejendra Pal Tyagi, the chief guest of the program, told that the country had become independent on 15th August. The question arises that what happened on 15th August? Had we won a war, or had the enemy lost a war, or had England, who ruled over us, been defeated in the Second World War. Was there such a big movement in India on August 15 that the British ran away in fear? Actually the opposite happened. India was partitioned. History is the witness that entire trains from Pakistan reached India full of mutilated dead bodies and raped girls. The scene was gruesome. People were crying. The displaced people were not even given a place to live in those religious places, which were allowed to stay in safe India at the behest of the then leaders. In such a situation, celebrating Independence Day on August 15 with joy and gaiety is like rubbing salt on the wounds of those families who have suffered the tragedy of partition. Celebrating Independence Day on 15th August is a symbol of slavery. Freedom is not given in alms.
On October 21, 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose formed the Azad Hind government of united India. This government was recognized by 11 countries in ten days, in which Russia and Germany were included. He himself was the first prime minister of this government. Everyone took a pledge from the precincts of Red Fort that at least we will celebrate Independence Day on 21st October and not on 15th August.
National Capital Region Coordinator of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha Mr. Rajeev Jolly Khosla, representative of Women's Wing Mrs. Darshan Kulkarni and Mr. Nikhil Khosla presented the watch of Rashtriya Sainik Sanstha to Regional Director of Archeology Department Mrs. Arvind Manjul, on which every hour marks someone. A picture of a martyr has been made.
The Director of Archeology Department Mr. Praveen thanked the guests and said that it is our responsibility to fulfill our duty to maintain freedom.