Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jul 9:
People should know the history of freedom struggle correctly and many of their heroes would become villains if Indians come to know about the realism of history, said great-grandson of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Abhijit Roy, during his visit to the former’s birth place in Odisha’s Millennium City of Cuttack.
Roy and his wife Sarbani Roy visited the Netaji Birth Place Museum here on Wednesday. The duo visited the 12 galleries, library and media room, besides registering their feedback on the visitors’ log book.
“Every Indian should know about the contribution of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and INA (Indian National Army) in the freedom struggle. The INA had unfurled our national flag at Mairang in Manipur on April 14, 1944, for the first time ever in pre-independent India while fighting with the Britishers. Many are unaware about this. Much information has been hidden pertaining to Netaji and INA,” Abhijit said.
Expressing his gratitude to the Odisha media, Abhijit said: “Netaji nationwide yatra, which began on January 16 last year from here, created much interest among people to know about the mysterious disappearance of Netaji. I really thank the regional media for this.”
“A fast-unto-death stir would be launched at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi by Open Forum for Netaji on August 18 demanding declassification of documents pertaining to the missing and death of Netaji which has remained a mystery even 70 years after his death. All my family members, along with over 10, 000 people, are expected to participate in the strike,” Abhijit added.
Notably, the kins of Netaji have intensified their demand since 2012 to declassify the documents about the great leader.
The Netaji scion also visited the Ravenshaw Collegiate School where Netaji completed his High school education.