NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released the digital copies of 100 files related to Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary.
The files were declassified and put on digital display at the National Archives of India (NAI) by the Prime Minister, who pressed a button in the presence of Bose family members and Union Ministers Mahesh Sharma and Babul Supriyo.
Later, Modi and his ministerial colleagues went around glancing at the declassified files, spending over half an hour at the National Archives. He also spoke to the members of the Bose family.
“Remembering Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. His bravery and patriotism endears him to several Indians across generations,” Modi tweeted.
“The National Archives of India (NAI) is placing 100 files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in public domain after preliminary conservation treatment and digitization. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji, the Prime Minister will release the digital copies of these files in public domain,” an official release said today.
The initiative will meet the “long-standing public demand” to access these files as well as facilitate scholars to carry out further research on Bose, it said.
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen module busted in Sopore, five terrorists arrested
Bigg Boss 9 Finale: Here’s what the winner will get!
NIA arrests eight more terror suspects across six cities ahead of Republic Day celebrations
Increased target of Rs 7 lakh crore-worth road projects to be complete by FY19: Nitin Gadkari
The NAI also plans to release digital copies of 25 declassified files on Bose in the public domain every month.
Netaji’s kin rejoice over declassification, says now it is a ‘Transparent India’
Rejoicing over the declassification of files of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his family members said now India is transparent.
“This is a historic day and today the file will be disclosed. This is a victory for the people who have the right to know about Subhas Chandra Bose. Now, it is a transparent India,” said Chandra Bose, a relative.
PM Modi arrives at National Archives.
SC Bose’s family at the Parliament, meet Venkaiah Naidu.
Family of SC Bose is really happy, they have all come to witness PM declassifying the files: Venkaiah Naidu
PM pays tribute to Bose
Modi today paid rich tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary.
Modi said, “Today is a special day for all Indians. Declassification of Netaji files starts today.”
The Prime Minister also put out a proclamation issued by Netaji in 1944 asking Indians to fulfil their ‘duty’ in liberating India.