Subhash Chandra Bose was one of the most celebrated freedom fighters of India. He was a charismatic influencer of the youth and earned the epithet ‘Netaji’ by establishing and leading the Indian National Army (INA) during India’s struggle for independence. Although initially aligned with the Indian National Congress, he was ousted from the party due to his difference in ideology. He sought assistance from Nazi leadership in Germany and Imperial forces in Japan during the World War II, to overthrow the British from India. His sudden disappearance post-1945, led to the surfacing of various theories, concerning the possibilities of his survival.
A simple boy from an aristocratic family of North Calcutta, Narendranath Dutta, more commonly known as Swami Vivekananda, grew up to inspire generations and became the spiritual guide for an entire nation and even beyond. The most admired Hindu monk of the modern era, Swamiji spread the words of humanity and brotherhood among all men and women and called for global integrity through spiritual upliftment.
National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January every year on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
Talking about integrity & responsibility
A Non-Resident Indian Day, is celebrated in India on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9 January 1915. Established in 2003, it is sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs of the government of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region of India. A celebratory event is held on 7–9 January every year in an Indian city: a forum for issues concerning the Indian Diaspora is organised and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards are given.