human rights issues
Netaji coined the term 'Jai Hind ', the patriotic salutation in Independent India
The members of Human Rights Protection Association came together at the National Control Office located at 48B, Anandapalit Road, Kolkata 70014 to celebrate the occasion of birth anniversary of the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. People remembered and appreciated the sacrifices made by Netaji on this occasion. The National President and International Convenor of Human Rights Protection Association said that Netaji who was born on 23rd January 1897 was a freedom fighter who is widely respected and hailed as a National hero. He believed in violent resistance to British colonial rule. He founded the Indian National Army, an armed Nationalist force. Netaji also coined the term ‘Jai Hind’ which later achieved popularity as a patriotic salutation in Independent India. He is the father of modern economic planning in India, driver of communal harmony and a warrior who led from the front. He wanted a free and united India. For him freedom was not just political freedom but also economic freedom and freedom from social oppression. He stood for a classless society. Unfortunately we are a far cry away from realizing this dream. India faces today the greatest crisis in her history. Since Independence communal , regional and secretarian feelings have been encouraged by different political parties which today threaten the very existence of our Nation. In the economic field there has been greater discontent because of unsatisfactory levels of economic growth and economic disparities. The time has come to follow Netaji’s ideology and principles in order to establish India which will be counted as a developed Nation instead of a developing Nation. According to the words of Subhas Chandra Bose, “India should have a progressive system which will fulfill the social needs of the people and be based on National sentiment”. In other words it will be a synthesis of nationalism and socialism. Netaji was a disciplinarian and he believed in equal opportunities for all. He stood for communal harmony which he demonstrated through the Indian National Army where there were people of all religions- Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christians. Women too had equal status in the Indian National Army. However, today the Indian society is being torn by conflicts arising from religious, ethnic and tribal differences. The persuit of self-interest reigns supreme at the cost of common good. During a turbulent period of Indian history Netaji was able to inspire men and women to rise above their petty differences and fight for the freedom of the Country. However, today will we the people of India not disregard our selfish interests and dedicate our lives to our mother, our Nation because as per the words of Mr. Shamim Ahmed ‘ a life lived for others is a life worth living’. He too believes that we Indians should dedicate ourselves to working towards a society which Netaji had envisaged- a society which is free from not only political bondage but also social and economic bondage. Any suffering of any nationality in India should be felt as one’s own suffering and any glory as one’s own glory and to make this happen the realm of national life and individual life must be merged completely.