Wednesday 13th October 2021 08:33 EDT
On October 21, 1943, one of India’s greatest sons – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose announced the formation of the ‘Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind’ or the provincial government of free India in Singapore. Immediately after the formation of the government-in-exile, Azad Hind declared war against the Britishers and allied forces on the Indo-Burma Front. The Azad Hind Fauj also fought against the British Indian Army and the allied forces in the Imphal-Kohima sector.The Azad Hind government under the Cambridge educated Bose had in fact started its own bank, currency, civil code and stamps. Bose had even formed the first women regiment of the INA – Rani Jhansi Regiment, thus laying down the foundation for equal opportunity for women in armed forces. Earlier Bose gave his famous battle cry ‘Chalo Dilli’ and promised independence to Indians saying, “Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe Azadi dunga’ (You give me blood, I will give you freedom). The existence of the Azad Hind Government had given India’s independence struggle against the British a greater legitimacy. The brave actions of Subash Chandra Bose and his decision to set up the country’s first government triggered a chain of events that eventually forced the British government to leave India in August 1947.Sardar Patel Memorial Society UK is hosting an international webinar across continents to celebrate the 78th Anniversary of the formation of the Azad Hind Government by Netaji Subhas Chandra BoseThe event is scheduled for Thursday, 21 Oct 21 at 4-6 pm BST (India 8.30-10.30 pm)Our Distinguished Speakers are headlined by Dr. Anita Bose Pfaff, Daughter of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.Other speakers include:
Lord Rami Ranger, Chairman, SPMSUK
Ardhendu Bose, Nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Sanjay Choudhry, Grandson of Anand Mohan Sahay, Secretary INA
Dr. Bhuvan Lall, Biographer of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
C. B. Patel, Patron, SPMSUK, & Chief Editor Asian Voice & Gujarat Samachar
Convenor: Krishna Pujara, General Secretary, SPMSUKFor more informationPravin G. Patel-07960376229

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